Poverty levels continue to increase in Fond du Lac County and across the nation. Low wages, and rising costs of housing, food, gas, utility bills, clothing and other basic needs affect families who are struggling to make ends meet.
Fondy Food Pantry offers food assistance to residents of Fond du Lac County. Our volunteers are working to alleviate hunger by reaching out to those in need.
Through collaboration with local services agencies, community organizations, businesses and area congregations, our food pantry is a vital resource for those who find themselves experiencing temporary financial problems.
Adults — 1,573
Children under 12 years of age* — 818
Children over 12 years of age*--- 381
Total* — 2,772
*Totals do not include the school children that we serve through other outreach programs
Elle Paveglio is a senior at Winnebago Lutheran Academy. She held a fundraiser called Tackle School Hunger for Fondy Food Pantry. Elle’s idea was to collect food and money at each of the homecoming games at the four local high schools.
She collected $1,000 for each game to be given as prize money. When a spectator came to the game, they were asked to bring 5 non-perishable food items or $5 in exchange for 1 raffle ticket. At halftime of each game she pulled a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for prizes worth $500, $300, and $200.
The sponsors who gave her $4,000 to do this are: Agnesian Healthcare, Michels Co., FVS Bank, B104.7, Altmeyer Electric, Manowske Welding, and the Joe Becker Foundation. Other people who donated their time and energy were Boys and Girls Club, Fondy Food Pantry, FDL Reporter, Hoppers, and Sunny 97.7.
Here are the results for each high school:
St. Mary’s Springs 357 food items and $341
North FDL 183 food items and $653
WLA 355 food items and $914
Fondy High 303 food items and $225
Total Collected 1201 food items and $2,133!!
Fondy Food Pantry truly appreciates the hard work and time that Elle put into this fundraiser. She embodies a passion for others and a willingness to lead that is necessary to get people to work together toward a common goal. We also want to thank the sponsors and supporters who helped make this event possible. It is a wonderful way to help people in need and at the same time help young people realize what they can do if they put their mind to it.
Volunteers for Food for Thought (a program of Fondy Food Pantry) deliver over 650 bags of weekend food to children in the Fond du Lac School District who qualify for free or reduced lunch. This is only a quarter of the need in the district!
Fondy Food Pantry is always looking for donations and volunteers. Thank you to all of our supporters!
Fondy Food Pantry is proud to announce we have been awarded a $3,000 Alliance Energy Foundation Community Grant for our Food for Thought program. This grant-making cycle was particularly competitive and there were many funding requests. We are thankful to the foundation for this generous grant, and its support of the communities its serves!
Visit one of our drop-off sites to donate food to Fondy Food Pantry.
Want to be a drop-off site? Call 322-0369 and we will set you up!
***Drop off Sites:***
336 E. Harbor View Dr.
794 S. Main St.
725 Fond du Lac Ave.
93 S. Pioneer Rd.
W6606A Hwy. 23
Reflexions Hair Salon & Spa
29 Third St.
Fondy Food Pantry is in need of rice, pasta, instant potatoes and pasta/rice side dishes, canned meats and juice. Help us feed the hungry.
Fondy Food Pantry is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for delivery of food donations, at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 51 W. Division St.
Fondy Food Pantry Board of Directors is seeking qualified volunteers that can help with working in the pantry, food drives, grant writing, fundraising and marketing.
We are an all volunteer, working Board.
If you are interested in giving of your time to help those in need please contact our office at (920) 322-0369.
Fondy Food Pantry
51 W. Division St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.