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United Co-op and Land O'Lakes make food pantry donation

United Co-op and Land O'Lakes make food pantry donation
Thirty-five food pantries will share a $38,000 donation.

Thirty-five area food pantries receive a much-needed boost this holiday season as $38,000 has been 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,” says 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.”

LARGE DONATION: The Living Hope Food Pantry in Fox Lake is one of 35 food pantries in Wisconsin sharing a $38,000 donation from United Co-op and Land O'Lakes. Volunteers at the food pantry include (from left) Joe Zamojcin, Donnie Wolc, Cindy Heller, Marvin Paul and Patti Searles.

The 35 Wisconsin food pantries listed below received a share in more than $38,000 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 says.

• Ashippun Bread Basket, Ashippun
• 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, Beaver Dam
• Grace English Lutheran Church for Berlin Emergency Food Pantry, Berlin
• Baraboo Food Pantry, Baraboo
• St. Martin Parish Food Pantry, Cecil
• City of Columbus for Columbus/Fall River Food Pantry, Columbus
• Deerfield Community Center Food Pantry, Deerfield
• Community Cupboard Inc., Denmark (Maribel)  
• Living Hope Food Pantry Inc., Fox Lake
• Paul’s Pantry Inc., Green Bay
• First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Hartford
• First Congregational Church of Hillsboro for Good Samaritan Thrift Store Food Pantry, Hillsboro
• Sacred Heart Congregation Food Pantry, Horicon
• St. Stephen’s Food Pantry, Horicon
• St. John’s Lutheran Church for Johnson Creek Helping Hands Food Pantry, Johnson Creek
• Lakeshore Community Pantry, Kewaunee
• St. Anne Parish for Coleman/Lena/Pound Feed My Sheep Pantry, Lena
• Christian Life Fellowship Assembly of God for Mayville Food Pantry, Mayville
• Milton Community Action Food Pantry, Milton
• 4-H Clubs and Affiliated 4-H Organizations for Care and Share Food Bank, Montello
• Kingdom Come Food Pantry, Oconto Falls
• Oshkosh Area Community Pantry, Oshkosh
• Portage Food Pantry, Portage
• Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry Inc., Prairie du Sac
• Community Pantry of Pulaski Inc., Pulaski
• Reedsburg Food Pantry, Reedsburg
• Gathering Source, Reeseville
• Traded Treasures Thrift Store and Community Food Pantry, Ripon
• SAFPARC (Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center), Shawano
• Ascension Lutheran Church, for Loaves and Fishes Community Food Pantry, Shioction
• United Lutheran Parish Inc. for TULP Food Pantry, Tilleda
• Good Shepherd Food Pantry, Viroqua
• Watertown Food Pantry, Watertown
• Waupun Area Food Pantry, Waupun

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