When times get hard, living in a small close-knit community can oftentimes have a huge advantage. In following in their father Jerry Sterner’s legacy for love and pride in our local community, the Stafford and Frank Sterner families, owners of SJF Material Handling Inc., would like to begin a movement encouraging other local businesses to daily patronize our local restaurants and other businesses in and around the Winsted community in support of our neighbors and friends.
For as long as Minnesota’s executive order restricting business operations is in effect due to COVID-19, SJF will be purchasing lunches from different Winsted restaurants for all SJF employees working on-site starting on Monday, March 30, 2020. Frank and Stafford’s hope is that other Winsted businesses will follow suit and come together as a community to boost sales to local restaurants and businesses.
SJF is committed to doing everything possible to help our Winsted community family through this difficult time. At the same time, this movement also rewards employees for their hard work in continuing to keep SJF, as an essential business, running smoothly.
We would like to encourage all businesses in Winsted to show their support in this way. Let’s work together to become an example to other communities so that they may do the same. Together we can make it through this difficult time and strengthen our own community in the process.