The Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry recently held its annual meeting. Jean Fisher announced her retirement from the board. Jean is one of the founding members of the Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry. She was on the board for 35 years. Jean has held various positions over the years: volunteer, board President, Pantry Manager, restocker, and a good friend to many patrons. The Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry is very thankful to Jean for her many years of dedication!
The Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry will finally open its doors at its new location Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Until then all distributions are at the Prairie du Sac location. The new location is at 821 Industry Road in Sauk City. Trying to find it? Turn on Dallas Street by Culver’s. Take Dallas Street into the Industrial Park. Dallas Street curves to the right and turns into Industry Road. The building will be on the right side and is next door to Badger Fabrication. It is set back from the road. Look for the 6:8 sign. We are renting the space from the non-profit 6:8. There is a white fence on one side and you can see McFarlanes’ in the backyard. We do have a new phone number but it will not be used until we open. Please continue to use 644-0504 x29 until April 18th. Volunteers will be asked to park on the street. Food Pantry patrons will park in the parking lot. Patrons will be able to enter the building through the main door and wait inside in the dining room. Please be flexible as we get the kinks worked out. We are very excited to have you join us on this journey!
Jim Smith is a member of the Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry board. Jim does the home deliveries for the Food Pantry and also picks up the commodity food from the government in Wisconsin Dells. Jim also picks up items from donation bins at Piggly Wiggly and Sauk Prairie Market. Jim enjoys traveling to Guatemala with his wife, Colleen, helping others in need.
We appreciate all Jim does to help the Food Pantry succeed and are pleased to share more about this great Board Member!
As kids start school this year, the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry opens their new Pantry Annex at the High School. Students will be able to access the Pantry Annex in a quick and convenient manner right after school ends. This will help High School students and their families obtain needed food resources.
High School is a busy time for students – along with a lot of growth. The school district provides breakfast and lunch through their free and reduced program but that still leaves many students hungry after school and on weekends. Working families may not qualify for benefits but be within a range of income that is insufficient for all expenses.
Teens become more susceptible to food insecurities as their independence and activities increase and parents are not home as much due to work schedules. The goal of the new Annex is to give teens the ability to help themselves (and their families) with easier and more comfortable access to food resources. The High School is a known, safe space for students and they do not need to find transportation to another location
The Food Pantry Annex is located in a small room off one of the High School classrooms. The room was chosen to provide students with a sense of privacy but also for ease of access. The High School currently staffs the room approximately two afternoons a week for a half-hour after school ends.
Please visit the Sauk Prairie Eagle Newspaper to read their article on our Food Pantry Annex.