From the Director – February

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Isn’t the snow beautiful?  Enough already let’s have spring!!!   January was a busy month at the pantry.  We served 357 families and had almost 700 volunteer hours.  We had our first open house on January 22nd.  It was freezing and that was inside the pantry.  Thank you to the approximately 50 people who braved the weather to come see the pantry.  We had refreshments donated from Cousins Subs, Alpine Lanes and Walmart.  We plan on having another open house but next time in the spring or summer.  We are purchasing most of our food again.  There is a food drive going on at the High School until February 15th.  Please fill the barrels to help your neighbors.  The tables are full again at Pick N Save and Piggly Wiggly so please remember to purchase a pre-packaged bag and drop it in our barrel on your way out.  Your donations are necessary to keep the shelves at the pantry stocked.  Thank you for your generousity and keep warm!!

Julie

From the Director – January

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It’s the 2nd week of January.  The Packers are out of the playoffs, Christmas decorations are put away for another year, and all the food that was donated over the holidays is gone.

A BIG thanks to everyone who had food drives and made donations to the food pantry from Thanksgiving through the New Year.  This is our 4th New Year at the pantry so we should be used to the food going so quickly over the holidays.

We received 80 gallons of milk from the Golden Guernsey closed plant.  We are now waiting to see if we can get any cottage cheese or sour cream.  Food for Families was a success where we netted over 3500 pounds of food.  We appreciate everyone who shopped at Piggly Wiggly, Pick N Save or Walmart and dropped it in the barrel.

We are having an open house at the food pantry.  It will be on Tuesday January 22nd from 6pm until 8pm.  There will be refreshments served and tours given.  If you’ve ever wondered where your donation goes….now is the time to find out.  Everybody is welcome!

Our numbers of families served is growing so please remember us when you go grocery shopping.

Thank you for your generosity.

Julie

From the Director-December 2012

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Another Christmas is upon us.  This is the 4th Christmas for the Muskego Food Pantry.  The children’s Christmas Party for our families will be at the Moose Lodge on Saturday December 8th.  Santa will be there to give gifts to all the good little girls and boys.  We are in the process of getting ham’s for our families for their Christmas dinners.  Our volunteers have been very busy date checking, sorting and stocking all the food that has come in from all your generous donations.  When you are shopping for your family’s Christmas dinner, please remember to pick up a little extra something for the food pantry and drop it in our barrel.  Tis the season that struggling families have to use their food budget for heat bills, car repairs and Christmas presents.  I hope that you and your families have a very Blessed Christmas season.

Julie

From the Director-November 2012

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Wow it has been awhile.  Two jobs and my director position have kept me pretty busy.  The holidays are upon us.  There were Haunted Houses galore that donated their proceeds to the Muskego Food Pantry.  Many thanks to Heritage Presbyterian’s Haunted House, Honest Home Inspection’s Haunted Garage, and Quitewoods Subdivision’s Haunted House.  We received monetary donations and tons of food.  It is “Food for Families” time again.  Look for the barrels located in Piggly Wiggly, Pick N Save and Walmart.  We are feverishly putting the finish touches on our Thanksgiving dinners for our families.  The Muskego Lion’s Club has again this year adopted 25 Muskego Families for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We have an additional 50 families that will have their dinners provided by the food pantry.  If you wish to donate a turkey, trimmings or help assemble the baskets just come to the pantry any Thursday morning at 9am.  With the weather getting colder please remember warm hats and mittens are needed and money spent for heating cannot purchase food.  Thank you for your generosity.

Julie

In Memory of Scott Hanks

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Scott was a well-respected volunteer at the Muskego Food Pantry.  Scott and his wife Nancy joined us in Spring of 2010 when our home was at Salentine Buick/Pontiac.  Scott was a behind the scenes kind of guy.  He did most of our repairs, built shelves, and a lot of stocking and cleaning.  He taught a lot of our young kids needing community service the fine art of breaking down boxes.  Scott always had a positive attitude and a smile for everyone.  His generousity and commitment to his community will be missed.

Julie Frahmann

Director