Poverty levels continue to increase in Fond du Lac County and across the nation. In a slow economy no one is exempt from the negative effects of high unemployment rates, coupled with the rising costs of housing, food, gas, utility bills, clothing and other basic needs.
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 — 1,831
Children under 12 years of age* — 1028
Children over 12 years of age*--- 464
Total* — 3,323
*Totals do not include the school children that we serve through other outreach programs
A very special birthday gift was given to the pantry by 6-year Katie Vang of Fond du Lac. She recently had her birthday party & asked her friends to bring food for the FFP instead of bringing her presents. What an awesome family!
Miss Katie brought in one crate and three bags of food! She said if it was OK with her Mom she would want to do it again next year. Her Mom Jennifer Vang said by all means when it involves helping people.
She is pictured with her little brother, Caleb (nickname “Bubba”) Vang. Her older brother is Tyler Vang also helped.
Bay Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday, Oct. 18.
The Fond du Lac area is served by the Ledge to Lake District of the Council, covering Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Marquette counties.
Scouting for Food is an annual food collection orchestrated by local scouts who distribute plastic bags to homes across the region and return to pick up the bags.Food pick-up will begin around 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 in Fond du Lac County. There are instructions written on the bag.
Members of the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) organized a food drive helping to stock the shelves at the Fondy Food Pantry. Over six donation bins were filled thanks to generous giving at the YPF Casino Night Fundraiser held at South Hills Golf & Country Club on September 19, 2014. Pictured front row from left: YPF members Theresa Goebel, Katie Leist, Nora Hernández and Fondy Food Pantry board of directors president Sarah Zimmerman. Second row from left: YPF members Nick Nell, Amy Jessen, Bill Baus, Jenny Knuth, Jill Faber and Joe Truesdale.
Fond du Lac School District staff launched the 2014-15 school year with a district-wide food drive.
Hundreds of items were collected. We value everyone in the school district as partners in the work we do. They support us in so many ways throughout the school year. Thank you!
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
Fondy Food Pantry is in need of rice, pasta, instant potatoes and pasta/rice side dishes, pancake mix, syrup. 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 to fill several open positions. We are in need of an assistant food drive coordinator, we need help with grant writing, and we need to fill two board positions: a fundraising coordinator and a marketing director. The Food for Thought program also needs volunteer drivers to deliver food to schools.
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.