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United Cooperative, Land O’Lakes Foundation to fund 35 food pantries

Wisconsin State Farmer

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.

Living Hope Food Pantry, Fox Lake, volunteers (left to right): Joe Zamojcin, Donnie Wolc, Cindy Heller, Marvin Paul and Patti Searles. The Living Hope Food Pantry is open the first, third, and fifth Monday of each month (4 to 6 p.m.) and on the second and fourth Monday (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.). They serve residents of the following school districts: Waupun, Randolph, Markesan, Fall River and Cambria-Friesland.

Donations

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