Thirty-five area food pantries received a much-needed boost this holiday season as $38,000 was donated by United Cooperative and Land O’Lakes Foundation to provide food resources to rural communities.
“As a farmer-owned cooperative, we’re involved intimately in the development of crops and livestock used in the food system,” said David Cramer, United Cooperative president and CEO. “We know the importance of food for strong families, strong schools and a strong economy. We’re hopeful these donations help communities provide food to people who need emergency resources to feed their families.”
The 35 Wisconsin food pantries, listed below, received a share in more than $38,000 dollars provided by United Cooperative and Land O'Lakes Foundation to help fill their shelves with food this winter season. “With these contributions, we can do a small part to aid hunger needs in our communities,” Cramer said.
Ashippun - Ashippun Bread Basket
Beaver Dam - PAVE (People Against a Violent Environment, Inc.) Food Pantry
Beaver Dam - Society of St. Vincent De Paul Council of Dodge County, Inc. for Dodge County Food Pantry
Berlin - Grace English Lutheran Church for Berlin Emergency Food Pantry
Baraboo - Baraboo Food Pantry
Cecil - St. Martin Parish Food Pantry
Columbus - City of Columbus for Columbus/Fall River Food Pantry
Deerfield - Deerfield Community Center Food Pantry
Denmark (Maribel) - Community Cupboard, Inc.
Fox Lake - Living Hope Food Pantry, Inc.
Green Bay - Paul’s Pantry, Inc.
Hartford - First United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Hillsboro - First Congregational Church of Hillsboro for Good Samaritan Thrift Store Food Pantry
Horicon - Sacred Heart Congregation Food Pantry
Horicon - St. Stephen’s Food Pantry
Johnson Creek - St. John’s Lutheran Church for Johnson Creek Helping Hands Food Pantry
Kewaunee - Lakeshore Community Pantry
Lena - St. Anne Parish for Coleman/Lena/Pound Feed My Sheep Pantry
Mayville - Christian Life Fellowship Assembly of God for Mayville Food Pantry
Milton - Milton Community Action Food Pantry
Montello - 4-H Clubs & Affiliated 4-H Organizations for Care and Share Food Bank
Oconto Falls - Kingdom Come Food Pantry
Oshkosh - Oshkosh Area Community Pantry
Portage - Portage Food Pantry
Prairie du Sac - Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry, Inc.
Pulaski - Community Pantry of Pulaski, Inc
Reedsburg - Reedsburg Food Pantry
Reeseville - Gathering Source
Ripon - Traded Treasures Thrift Store and Community Food Pantry
Shawano - SAFPARC (Shawano Area Food Pantry & Resource Center)
Shioction - Ascension Lutheran Church, for Loaves & Fishes Community Food Pantry
Tilleda - United Lutheran Parish, Inc. for TULP Food Pantry
Viroqua - Good Shepherd Food Pantry
Watertown - Watertown Food Pantry
Waupun - Waupun Area Food Pantry