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 — 1,582
Children under 12 years of age* — 859
Children over 12 years of age*--- 411
Total* — 2852
*Totals do not include the school children that we serve through other outreach programs
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!
Many thanks to the Board of Directors and Staff of the Fond du Lac Economic Development Corp. for undertaking this spontaneous food drive, donating 400 items to the Fondy Food Pantry!
Front row, left to right: Sandy Breth, James Eden, Kevin Lichtenberg, Steve Jenkins, Jo Ann Giese-Kent, Bruce Wadman, Martin Farrell.
Back row, left to right: Jeff Liddicoat, Joe Becker, Troy Rademann, Jerry O’Connor, Bob Poch, Joe Moore, Alex Ullenberg, Todd Koss, Tricia Muellenbach, Paul Reetz, Allen Buechel.
Are you a Thrivent member? Do you receive Thrivent Choice Dollars?
We are pleased to announce that Fondy Food Pantry, Inc. has been enrolled as a participating organization in Thrivent Choice. Please take a moment to click the link below to designate your dollars to us! Your community and the Fondy Food Pantry thank you for your financial investment!
Fondy Food Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been serving the food-insecure since 1973. The Pantry currently serves 80+ families per month and is looking for two volunteers to co-manage a team of dedicated volunteers who handle the office functions, which include answering the phone, light computer work, tracking donations, maintaining office files, scheduling office volunteers and weekly mail collection. The office is currently staffed by volunteers from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Co-manager positions require interested applicants to donate 8-10 flexible hours per week to the position.
Fondy Food Pantry collects food from various sources and distributes boxes through local outlets (churches and other non-profits) to qualified families. Additionally, its Food For Thought program provides weekend food bags to over 670 children who qualify for free lunch, a fraction of the need in Fond du Lac County.
We need your help! Please consider joining us on this very important mission dedicated to providing food for hungry families and children in the Fond du Lac area.
For more information, please contact Linda Bastian at 920.322.0369 or Terry Hansen-Beno at 920.904.7026. They can also be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fond du Lac- Mercury Marine Plant 3, Distribution Team donated $500 to the Fondy Food Pantry on behalf of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue. From left are: Mercury Employees- Matt Fronk, Steve Hill, Lisa Zarecki, Fondy Food Pantry Representative Linda Bastian, Fire Chief Peter O’Leary. Plant 3 employees wanted to thank Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue for their service and to honor those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in New York City. “We are humbled and honored to be recognized by Mercury Plant 3 employees, said Chief Peter O’Leary, we felt that the Festival Food gift cards would be best used by the Fondy Food Pantry to support local families in need.”
Awesome food drive for Food for Thought was conducted by the two Pick 'n Save stores in Fond du Lac.
Over 550 total pre-packed bags were sold from the two store locations for a total value of approx. $5,000!
From left are Linda Bastian Fondy Food Board Member, Matt Sullivan, manager from Pick n' Save on Johnson Street, Carol Kemnitz, Food For Thought, Asst. Coordinator, Ann Schneider, manager of Pick n' Save on Pioneer Road.
Your business partnership helps us feed low-income children on weekends, and truly reflects your spirit of community and giving!
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.