There Are Many Ways To Help!
Financial Gifts, Legacy Giving, Food and Diaper Drives, Boat Donations!
All of our funding comes from grants and gifts from the public. We operate on a very low overhead. Volunteer driven and working to purchase our own building. We are able to purchase food for as little as $.19 per pound through Feeding America and diapers for as little as $.15 each through our membership with The National Diaper Bank Network. We are grateful for all gifts and will gladly designate the funds to be used as you chose.
Capital Campaign to complete Purchase of our Building
Our goal for 2020 is to pay off the mortgage on our building, with less than $200,000 remaining, the food and diaper bank will own the building free and clear. Over 6,000 square feet of space above grade and 3,000 square feet below grade situated at the corssorads of WY 67 and 43 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
Host An Event and Create Awareness!
Brookwood School Genoa City Caught the Peanut Butter Bandit!
There are countless ways to get involved with our organization. Even if lifting boxes and sorting fruit is too much for you or your schedule does not coincide with ours. There are many ways you can help and here are a few!
WANTED: Peanut Butter!
Host a Peanut Butter Drive
What is Wanted: Peanut Butter?
Peanut butter is commonly in short-supply at The Walworth County Food Pantry and is expensive to purchase in bulk. The Wanted: Peanut Butter campaign is a local food drive to ensure a steady supply of this healthy and nutritious staple for hunger families relying on The Walworth County Food Pantry throughout the winter months. Peanut butter is the perfect, kid-friendly food. It’s healthy and nutritious, and a key part of the MyPlate initiative. The MyPlate nutrition guidelines for emergency food distribution focus on the five main food groups: Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains, Dairy, and Protein, which includes peanut butter. During the campaign, local businesses, schools and organizations jump on board to host peanut butter food drives. Wanted: Peanut Butter is a true local community effort. Program Timeline: January and February 2020 We hope to raise 5,000 jars!
Current Drop off Points;
Walworth County Food Pantry Tuesdays and Fridays 10 am to 4 pm at the back door
Thrivent Choice Dollars
If you are an eligible Thrivent member and have Choice Dollars to direct, please keep us in mind. For more information or to Direct Choice Dollars call 1-800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice". Or click here http://bit.ly/XJrPZN. The Walworth County Food Pantry is a registered 501(c)3 Federal ID number 26-4560796.
Host a Diaper Drive!
Diapers are expensive and without disposable diapers, babies and toddlers cannot attend day care and without day care, the parents can't go to work.
Help us become a reliable source of diapers for the families in need in Walworth County. Hosting a diaper drive will help us become a diaper bank and a regular source of diapers to eligible families.
Consider hosting a Diaper Drive with your local church, school, book club or scouts! It's fun and easy and we provide the entire tool kit to get you started and complete a successful drive. Click here to download the tool kit.
Hold a Toothpaste Drive!
We make sure kids do not go to bed hungry, you can help make sure they go to bed with clean teeth. It's simple to organize a drive for this inexpensive yet much needed product. Families cannot use their FoodShare to buy toothpaste and you can help assure they have enough through our pantry. Hold a toothpaste drive, keep track of what you collect and drop it off at the pantry Tuesday or Friday between 9 am to 5 pm. If needed, we can pick it up!