(Whitewater Food Pantry submission) Throughout the Pandemic, which put everyone in shut-down beginning last March 2020, The Whitewater Community Food Pantry, being essential, has remained open. Every precaution has been taken to keep everyone safe and healthy. Wearing masks, safe distancing and using hand sanitizer has been mandatory and still remains as such.
The Whitewater Community Food Pantry is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 o’clock noon for those in need who live within the Whitewater School District. This past year we served 316 families. The Whitewater community has been very generous through this past year. Many churches, businesses, companies and private citizens have stepped up to support the Whitewater Community Food Pantry making sure the needs for all are met.
Large donations of pizzas came in weekly for over a month last summer. Farmers brought in produce; large donations of milk, cheese and yogurt came in weekly and continues still. Elizabeth Katzman made and sold signs to support dairy. With the money she made she donated ice cream, yogurt, cheese, all the fixings for baked potatoes including the potatoes, cheese spreads, crackers and butter. Stuff The Bus brought in a large donation despite the Covid Pandemic.
Companies donated turkeys for Thanksgiving and hams for Christmas.
Festival Food has been a huge supporter of the pantry donating pallets of items for which we are grateful. Walmart’s weekly donation through Feeding America has been and continues to be very appreciated for our patrons.
Feeding America out of Milwaukee offers many items for free which has been an asset for the food pantry.
We have also received a large donation of cat and dog food.
Many thanks to everyone in the Whitewater Community for your generous support. Many donations are anonymous. All donations are greatly appreciated.
— Co-Managers, Barbara Quast and Pat Chaput.