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By Mary Ginnebaugh Presbyterian Pantry Board President As many know, our church, Wequiock Presbyterian, and First United Presbyterian De Pere are the three churches that support the Presbyterian Pantry housed in the basement of our church. Becoming an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization in 2015, we have worked with the UW Extension Nutrition Education program to ensure we are providing nutritious food, as well as giving nutrition counseling to help people make healthy food choices. Read More
PRESBYTERIAN PANTRY CONTINUES TO OPERATE WITH SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
August 11 & 25, 10 am - noon2020-03-24 Pantry w new procedures (3)

The Presbyterian Pantry continues to operate during the pandemic, with changes in how the groceries are provided to our guests. The procedure to provide food for the following pantries will follow the same process: everything will be pre-bagged and distributed at the entrance to the door on Howard St on normal pantry days (2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10 am to noon.)

This provides for the least amount of person-to-person contact, as guests will pick up the bag(s) on the sidewalk table and bring them to their vehicles. Guests should continue to remain at least 6 feet apart in line. Masks are required.

A message on behalf of the Presbyterian Pantry Board requesting donations of any canned and dry foods. Donations can be dropped off Mondays through Thursdays at the church office between 9:30 am and 2 pm. Because neither the Letter Carriers' food drive or the Scouting food drive have been able to reschedule, and we have depended on those food drives in the past to help support Pantry, we are concerned about having enough supplies. You can also support the pantry through your purchases at Amazon Smile: Shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3189239 and AmazonSmile donates to Presbyterian Pantry of Green Bay! 

Pantry Donation - Guaranteed Rate

2020-05-26 Guaranteed Rate donation (1)-optRecently the Pantry received a wonderful surprise from several employees of Guaranteed Rate Green Bay - a $1,450 donation! Amazingly, Amy Jo Tetzner, Adam Cook, Tonia Andersen, Sarah VandenLangenberg, Kristen Ambos, and Nick Wurzer all gave funds from their paychecks and Guaranteed Rate matched a percentage, to support their Grow For Good Food Pantry Giveback.The volunteers from the churches who support the pantry thank you all very much, and for choosing the Presbyterian Pantry of Green Bay as the recipient! We so appreciate their selfless donations - from your paychecks and your hearts. Pictured are: Amy Jo & Jared Tetzner, Adam Cook, Sara VandenLangenberg, as well as Pantry Board President Mary Ginnebaugh and Vice-President Stephanie Fahringer. Jared also serves on the Pantry Board. The pantry received this letter from Guaranteed Rate.

Presbyterian Pantry Ongoing Donations

In addition to the continuing contributions from the involved churches, some of the ongoing donations for which we would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the donors with a big shout-out, include:


Breadsmith-logoBruce & Kim Johnson, who are the owners of Breadsmith. Many loaves of wonderful, preservative-free artisan bread and rolls are given to the Pantry weekly. It is great to offer our guests such a wonderful addition to the other supplies. Thank you Bruce, Kim, and the Howard crew!


Feeding America logo 2Feeding America has been a long-time partner with the Presbyterian Pantry, providing much needed food supplies. The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. 


Red Lobster logoRed Lobster Ashwaubenon provides "harvest" for our Pantry guests, donating seafood, including fish, and potatoes on a weekly basis. These are a very welcome surprise for the Pantry guests. Thank you James and crew!



Schreiber logoSchreiber Foods is donating two cases of American cheese per month Thank you Schreiber Foods for this ongoing and generous donation!
 

In addition, six independent, locally-owned quilt shops in Green Bay who have been offering annually, a "Shop Hop" at which each shop collected monetary and food donations for the Pantry. My Favorite Quilt Shop, owned by Jana Laes collected all of the donations. Thank you to each of these shops and their owners!

In 2017, Pantry received a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation which allowed us to purchase a much needed full-sized cooler in which we can store fresh items for our guests.

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.

Presbyterian Pantry

The Presbyterian Food Pantry of Green Bay, serving guests on the near West side, is a joint effort among First United Presbyterian Church - De Pere, and Wequiok Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Green Bay. The Pantry was formerly a part of First Pres, and while it 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 the Pantry and all three churches continue to support the work being done here, financially, with volunteers, and through in-kind donations.

A message on behalf of the Presbyterian Pantry Board requesting donations of any canned and dry foods. Donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the church office between 9:30 am and 2 pm. Because neither the Letter Carriers' food drive or the Scouting food drive are likely to take place before Fall, and we have depended on those food drives in the past to help support Pantry, we are concerned about having enough supplies.

Or perhaps you would be willing to make a monetary donation? Checks sent to the office should be made out to Presbyterian Pantry of Green Bay, or donations on our website should have the Pantry noted as the fund to which you are donating. You can also support the pantry through your purchases at Amazon Smile: Shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3189239 and AmazonSmile donates to Presbyterian Pantry of Green Bay! 

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.”

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 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:

 

Help the Pantry

AmazonSmile

Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of your purchase to the Pantry when you choose to support: Presbyterian Pantry of Green Bay, Inc.
More Information

By Mary Ginnebaugh Presbyterian Pantry Board President As many know, our church, Wequiock Presbyterian, and First United Presbyterian De Pere are the three churches that support the Presbyterian Pantry housed in the basement of our church. Becoming an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization in 2015, we have worked with the UW Extension Nutrition Education program to ensure we are providing nutritious food, as well as giving nutrition counseling to help people make healthy food choices. Read More
Pantry Board of Directors

Officers:
Mary Ginnebaugh, President
Stephanie Fahringer, Vice President

Members:
Linda Christensen
Jean Maes
Liliana Ramirez, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator, Brown County UWGB-Ext
Jared Tetzner, Realtor, neighbor

Clarence Mickelson, Emeritus

Pantry Brochure
If you haven't seen the printed brochure, you can get copies at the office, or take a look at it here, or download the file to make copies.
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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.

Accreditation

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We achieved the 2018 Gold Seal @GuideStarUSA #NonprofitProfile Check us out! The Presbyterian Pantry participates in GuideStar as an indication of our ongoing commitment to nonprofit transparency. Click on the logo to easily access all of our current information in one report. You can also make a donation directly to the Pantry on Guidestar.

Stephanie Fahringer, Vice-President of the Pantry Board had a God Story recently involving the Pantry. She had received a text from the YMCA she regularly attends and was told there was quite a large pile of donations for the Presbyterian Pantry, including games, toys, and a children's bicycle, waiting for her. They told her who they were from, and eventually, Stephanie was able to determine that Genia Swafford was someone who had received help for her family through the Pantry, and now wanted to give back. Read More
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