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Paper Transport to donate half of April profits to help community

Posted: 6:27 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 19:27:24-04

DE PERE (NBC 26) — Paper Transport, Inc. in De Pere will donate half of it's April profits to local food pantries.

Company leaders say it will be a minimum donation of $100,000. They hope it can be a lot more.

The company is busy right now delivering products like toilet paper and household essentials. The busier they are, the more help they'll be able to provide.

Leaders there also realize not everyone is doing so well.

"Those lower income people are going to get hit the hardest," Paper Transport President Jeff Shefchik said. "The people that are working hourly, living paycheck to paycheck, that this friday, there's going to be no paycheck and they still have to provide food for their families. That's where we're looking to make a difference."

Company leaders said that at some point their business will likely slow down too. A busy April would be a great thing, but it's not a sure thing.

Still, no matter what the final profit number is, at least $100,000 will be going back into the community to ultimately help people who are struggling to get by.