Lakeland School Girl Scouts Food Drive!
The Lake Land School (Walworth County) Girl Scouts delivered almost 500 pounds of food they collected to the food pantry in time for our Christmas Outreach! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinners and Lake Geneva Jaycees
Thanks to the hard work of the Lake Geneva Jaycees, we received 50 complete turkey dinners, ready to be cooked for distribution before Thanksgiving!
Help For Milwaukee's Homeless
Thanks to this year's donation of 5,000 pairs of warm socks from Bombas, all of our families received them and there were enough to share with the homeless who were being relocated from the Tent City in Milwaukee. In addition to socks, we had cases of hand sanitizer to donate and Hunger Task Force made the deliveries.
Too Small To Fail and Veterans Foundation
This Veterans Day we had the special honor of recognizing Veteran Tamara Nellessen who served with the National Guard in Whitewater, WI. from 2007-2015, 92 Alpha as a Supply Specialist. She and her husband have 5 children and sometimes need a little extra help with diapers from the diaper bank. The American Legion Foundation and Too Small To Fail recently provided special little books for parents and little ones to read as they work on potty training! Big Boy Undies and Big Girl Undies along with copies of Peter Rabbit have been distributed this season and were especially appreciated by this family! Thank you for your service!
New Technology! Better Service!
We are so grateful to The Elkhorn Fund, Pivotol Payments and other private donors for our Technology Upgrade! Also many thanks to all of our guests and volunteers as we learn to use it! We began the new year with a system called Food Bank Manager, a Cloud based tracking system that uses IPads instead of manila folders (we currently have almost 6,000 folders in our file cabinet!). Our guests will now just have to sign on the IPad and be on their way to the Produce/Bread and Bakery room to chose their items before having the rest of their groceries loaded in their cars.
Help with FoodShare!
Beginning in 2018,The Walworth County Food Pantry will begin helping guests connect with Wisconsin FoodShare by electronically referring our guests interested in the program to an expert that will call them back. Quest Card is available for residents who meet certain Eligibility Requirements and they may call the FoodShare Helpline at 1-877-366-3635 or we can help submit contact information on line.