Community Involvement

We encourage our employees to be active members of our local communities by supporting charitable causes and volunteering their time. Our site-based employee teams organize a variety of activities, including food pantry collections, holiday toy drives, highway trash pickup, community fun runs and student career days in which employees have the opportunity to participate.

Lakeside Foods supports regional food banks and local food pantries with in-kind product donations, and in the last three years has donated more than $500 million worth of canned and frozen vegetables and canned beans. The company also contributes makes generous financial contributions to community programs that improve the well-being of residents and families, including the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, and nature preservation projects.

Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status.

Curious about our community?

There's plenty to see and do in Manitowoc, Wisconsin! Enjoy discovering our rich maritime history, explore our bike trails, take a cruise across Lake Michigan on the S.S. Badger carferry, and so much more! Watch this video about how cool the City of Manitowoc is!

Want to learn even more? Click the link to below to read a recent article from Midwest Living: