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Food for Thought

Food for Thought. Fueling possibility.

Providing healthy meals for stronger minds. 

Every day, in our own community, hunger is an obstacle for children – preventing them from reaching their full potential to think, learn and develop.

The federal school breakfast and lunch programs feed children at school but not on weekends. Recognizing the tremendous need, the Board of Directors of the Fondy Food Pantry established Food for Thought. This unique program is dedicated to reducing hunger and academic risk facing elementary children in the greater Fond du Lac area by providing healthy meals to build strong minds.

Food for Thought provides nutritious and child-pleasing nonperishable breakfasts, lunches and snacks for elementary children on the weekends and holidays during the school year. Student recipients are determined by the Fond du Lac School District & teaching staff.

Food for Thought fed 680 students each week during the 2017-2018 school year. This need within the district continues to grow. 

Donate today to support this program. 
For more information, contact the Pantry and ask for Mallory Gilbertson, Food For Thought Coordinator. 

Donations Needed for the Food for Thought Program

Individual Servings Are Needed

No Glass Containers, Please
  • Shelf Stable Milk
  • Juice Boxes (100% Juice -- Not Juice Drinks)
  • Unsweetened Cereal Boxes
  • Microwavable Packets of Oatmeal
  • Pasta and Meat Meals in a can (Pasta & Meatballs, Ravioli, etc.)
  • Canned Soup with Vegetable and Meat Chunks
  • Microwavable Veggie Cups
  • Canned Beans & Franks 
  • Boxed Mac & Cheese
  • 15 oz. Canned Chili
  • Peanut Butter
  • Ramen
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Fruit Cups
  • Applesauce Cups
  • Pudding Cups
  • Tuna in Small Pouches 
  • Raisins
  • Meat Sticks (shelf stable)
  • Peanut Butter & Crackers
  • Peanuts
  • Trail Mix
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards

Your generous donation to the Food for Thought program is highly appreciated.


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