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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.

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: Read More
Presbyterian Pantry Update

2017-12-12 Pantry & Santa (26)-optBy 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 counselling to help people make healthy food choices. In 2017 our Pantry received a $4,000 grant from the Green Bay Packer Foundation to purchase a commercial refrigeration unit so we can now receive more fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt.2018-10-16 Pantry refrigerated unit-opt

Also in 2017 our Pantry was notified that Marguerite Lussenden, a member of the Wequiock Presbyterian Church, had passed away and named our Pantry as one of the beneficiaries of her estate. The Pantry Board is enormously grateful to her and her family for her very generous gift of $33,582. Those funds have been placed in a money market account for the Pantry and have remained intact until the Board determines the best use of those funds to continue the support of this vital mission. 

The Pantry is truly a remarkable mission within our local community. The many volunteers who work at the Pantry come from the supporting church congregations and the neighborhood we serve. Every day that our Panty is open, we have all come to realize how meaningful the relationships are for both the people we serve as well as the people who volunteer. There are clearly “God moments” where we experience the power of the Holy Spirit. This Pantry helps make a difference in our community and in our own lives, and it is through God’s grace that we can continue to provide food and support for those in need.

Mary Ginnebaugh, on behalf of the Pantry Board of Directors

A God Story

2018-10-11 Press-Gazette  Genia & Steph F donations (5)-optStephanie 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.

Stephanie shared this story with all of the Pantry volunteers before the Pantry opened the next morning, and Mary Ginnebaugh mentioned that she had just gotten a request from a Press-Gazette reporter at a Task Force on Hunger meeting for their Stock the Shelves campaign. And didn't Genia walk into the Pantry that day! When asked, she agreed to share her story with everyone at the Pantry that day, and also with the Press-Gazette reporter, Shelby LeDuc. That resulted in a great Press-Gazette article you can access here.

In addition to thanking Genia for giving back to the Pantry in such a generous way, we thank the Press-Gazette for publicizing how the Pantry is helping people get back on their feet again, and we also thank the YMCA. As Stephanie says, "the YMCA has been very good to me, and puts up with all my shenanigans." Their willingness to take in all those donations, and then help load them all into what became Stephanie's very full Jeep, was most appreciated.

A God Story indeed.

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
Carol Houston, Secretary/Treasurer

Members:
Diane Betz, member of First United Presbyterian of De Pere
Brenda Hubbard
Liliana Ramirez, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator, Brown County UWGB-Ext
Gene Reynolds
Jared Tetzner, Realtor, neighbor

Clarence Mickelson, Emeritus
 

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