St. Stephen’s Food Bank Replaces Refrigerated Truck at Runde Chevrolet

Resized952018042395144744

St. Stephen’s Food Bank will have an easier time distributing food after getting a new 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 refrigerated cube truck from salesperson Jacob Puls at Runde Chevrolet today!

The vehicle is replacing their 2002 box truck that had a failing refrigeration unit.

“The parts for it aren’t made anymore, so every time something happened, they had to find used parts,” said Kathy Hutton, executive director of St. Stephen’s Food Bank. “Last time, it took 12 weeks.”

Resized952018042395144842(0)Twelve weeks is too long to wait when the truck has important work to do. The truck helps the nonprofit pick up food donations that they distribute to over 100 partner agencies.

St. Stephen’s Food Bank distributed 1.8 million pounds of food in 2017 — up 20 percent from the previous year.

“That poundage needs to be doubled to sustain everyone’s life in the hunger category in Dubuque County,” Kathy said.

They also participate in the state-wide Backpack Program, providing backpacks filled with food for weekend and holiday vacations to children who participate in free and reduced lunch programs. There are more than 400 backpacks distributed each week in Dubuque County, Jackson County, and East Dubuque.

“A lot of people don’t know about that program,” Kathy said.Resized952018042395144911

St. Stephen’s Food Bank was established in 1982 in the back of the Dubuque Rescue Mission. In 2006, it moved to its current location, a 6,000-square-foot warehouse on Cedar Crest Ridge in Dubuque.

Want to help out? You can donate on the St. Stephen’s Food Bank website to help provide food for tri-state residents. Donate Here.

“We can take $1 and make five meals from that dollar through our partnership with Feeding America,” Kathy said.

To learn more about the St. Stephens Food Bank, visit www.ststephensfoodbank.org

It’s a Perfect Day to Buy a New Truck from Runde Auto Group

Bingers.jpg

Deb and Steve Binger, of Black Earth, WI, were excited for the drive home today in a brand new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Dbl Cab!

They bought the vehicle from salesperson Tim Loso at Runde Chevrolet.

“We are excited,” Deb said. “Steve kept waiting to pick it up until the snow was gone. He said ‘I’m not driving my new truck in the salt!'”

They are replacing their 1997 Chevy Silverado that has 234,000 miles on it — but they don’t plan on getting rid of their trusted old Chevy truck any time soon.

The retired couple will use the vehicle as a daily driver and also for trips to their cabin up north. Steve plans to put a topper on the truck so he can fill up the bed.

While they shopped around, they returned to Runde Auto Group because of the customer service they received.

“Tim was great,” Deb said. “He was upfront with us,” Steve added.

Congrats, Deb and Steve!

Loyal Janesville Customer Leonard Holub Picked Up His Seventh Truck From Runde Auto Group

Leonard Holub

Leonard Holub, of Janesville, WI, drove away in his seventh truck from Runde Chevrolet today!

His latest truck is a 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 4WD LTZ Dbl Cab.

“It’s a great vehicle,” he said. “It’s gets good mileage, it’s dependable, and I love the styling.”

Leonard does a lot of long distance driving to and from various farms he owns in other cities.

“I’d rather drive this than a car — it is as comfortable or more than many cars today,” he said.

Leonard drives two hours to buy his trucks at Runde Auto Group. His salesperson is Dave Frazier.

“He’s treated me very fairly,” Leonard said. “He’s honest and has treated me well.”

In his free time, Leonard is the president and treasurer of the Blackhawk Toms Turkey Federation in Janesville. The conservation group is a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

“The NWTF brought wild turkeys back here again,” he said. “They were extinct and in the ’70s, they brought them back to this area.”

The group has their annual banquet on April 6 at the UAW Local 95 Union Hall in Janesville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information about the event.

You can be sure Leonard will be there with his new Silverado!

Happy motoring, Leonard!