Another Record-Setting Rick Zanon Memorial Food Drive

February 21, 2019 | 12:36pm

Richard ‘Rick’ Zanon, founder of Universal Services Relocation & Logistics Management in Lannon, WI, dedicated his life to serving his community. A beloved husband and father, Rick began his lifelong dedication to meeting the needs of seniors as they transitioned into Senior Living Communities. As his business prospered, his passions to serve the elders of the community did as well. He expanded his business to include Senior Day Trips with Universal Transportation. Though Rick passed away from pancreatic cancer at age 59, his compassion, benevolence, and charity have left a legacy that will last forever.

From January 7-28, Universal Services Relocation & Logistics Management hosted the fifth Annual Rick Zanon Memorial Food Drive at participating senior communities in the greater Milwaukee area.

RickZanonMemorialFoodDrive2019.pngRichard Zanon passed away in 2014 after courageously battling cancer, and Universal Services has held a food drive to honor their founder every year since. This year, they collected their highest total to date -- 1,224 lbs. of food, which is the equivalent of 1,020 meals for their neighbors in need! Over the past 45 years, Universal Services has collected a grand total of 4,300 lbs. of food, which is enough to provide 3,580 meals!

All of the donations were delivered to the Milwaukee branch of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Food Bank, which serves 36 counties in the region.

Universal Services was founded 25 years ago by Richard and Migdalia Zanon. Together, they created an environment that served seniors. After Rick's passing, Migdalia continued to operate the business.  It was critical to Migdalia to preserve opportunities to honor Rick's memory and legacy, and it remains her priority to enhance the mission of Universal Services, "to provide a turnkey moving experience," which is patterned after the Golden Rule.

Today, Universal Services remains focused on all aspects of associated with serving seniors from sorting, packing, organizing, moving, unpacking, consignment, estate sale, storage, and clean out.

More than 425,000 people, including 1 in 7 children, struggle with food insecurity in the greater Milwaukee area.  Thank you to Universal Services Relocation & Logistics Management for continuing to fight hunger in your community. We are so grateful for your support!

Are you interested in hosting a food drive of your own? Learn how you can get started!