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Presbyterian Pantry
OBJECTIVES

The Presbyterian Pantry objectives shall be to provide food and various sundries for personal hygiene to any individual regardless of age, sex, race, health, religious affiliation or economic condition.

Presbyterian Pantry

The Presbyterian Food Pantry of Green Bay, serving guests on the near West side, was formerly a part of First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay. While the Pantry has become a stand-alone 501(c)3 (charity), able to accept monetary donations as well as food from any source, First Pres continues to house and financially support the work being done here.

An especially helpful program with UW Extension has been instituted, which provides guests with information and education about healthy alternatives, as well as a sample and a recipe using the ingredients they’ll be receiving that day. Those who participate in the 10-minute session receive a voucher to redeem for an extra meat that day. In addition, the Pantry Board is making a concerted effort to provide fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Program in session:

Pantry UW Program 6-14-16 (1)  Pantry UW Program 6-14-16 (2)

Pantry Board President Mary Ginnebaugh stated, "The Pantry is run and staffed entirely with volunteers. Held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to noon, we usually have approximately 100 families each Tuesday. We depend completely on donations and are very appreciative of our donors, as well as our reciprocal relationship with many other area Pantries.”

Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay Reverend Doctor Randal Argall added, "The Pantry Board and other Pantry volunteers are dedicated to helping our neighbors with hunger issues, and First Presbyterian Church is committed to assisting in the effort by providing the space required as well as some monetary assistance."

In 2013 Molina Healthcare donated 2 upright freezers, therefore allowing the Pantry to be able to provide perishable items such as meat and other things on a regular basis.

And in 2016, a Boy Scout, who is a student at Preble School, as well as a First Presbyterian Church member Wyatt Stenson, built new cabinets and shelving for the Pantry as part of his Eagle Scout project. This has enhanced our capacity to store non-perishable food items. Just some of the cabinets Wyatt provided for the Pantry (pictured, left to right are Pantry board and First Pres members Clarence Mickelson, Mary Ginnebaugh, Stephanie Fahringer, and Wyatt.)

Wyatt Stenson-s Eagle Scout project June 2016 (1)-opt  Wyatt Stenson-s Eagle Scout project June 2016 (3)-opt

The Seymour Park Neighborhood Association Community Garden shares its bounty with the Pantry, and is always in need of assistance to help care for the garden - weeding, etc. Updates can be found on its Facebook page, and you can message the Association there as well. Some photos from the Spring planting:

Planting at Seymour Park Community Garden 05-14-17 (2)  Planting at Seymour Park Community Garden 05-14-17 (3)  

View additional Pantry photos on our Facebook page:

 

OBJECTIVES

The Presbyterian Pantry objectives shall be to provide food and various sundries for personal hygiene to any individual regardless of age, sex, race, health, religious affiliation or economic condition.

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Pantry Board of Directors

Officers:
Mary Ginnebaugh, President
Stephanie Fahringer, Vice President
Claudia Hockey, Secretary, member of Wequiock Presbyterian
Carol Houston, Treasurer

Members:
Diane Beta, member of First United Presbyterian of De Pere
John Hockey, member of Wequiock Presbyterian
Brenda Hubbard
Gene Reynolds

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