It’s a good feeling to give back to the community. Whether it’s volunteering or paying it forward, small acts of kindness can make a big difference. Recently, the Randall Beans manufacturing plant in Tekonsha, Michigan was able to help the nearby town of Cadillac. We had an overstock of our pinto beans and knew that donating to a food bank could support local programs in need. Our assistant plant manager coordinated the donation through her contacts in local community and found the meal program Shepherd’s Table to accept the beans.

Since we’re so used to seeing large quantities of our beans, we didn’t realize how generous our donation of 500 jars would be to the community. It turned out to be 14,000 pounds of pinto beans! Shepherd’s Table decided to extend the generosity by reaching out to other food pantries and organizations in the area and share the beans. Local businesses saw the opportunity to contribute as well. A furniture store jumped in to help by offering to store the extra jars in their warehouse. It was amazing to see the community really pitch in to make our donation help as many people as possible.

To read the full story in The Cadillac News, click here.