Food Pantry

The food pantry at First Presbyterian opened its doors in June of 2015.  It is operated by volunteers - most of whom are from our congregation.  Our pantry truly reflects our church community working together.

By volunteering a few hours each  month YOU can make a positive impact on someone else’s life?   Our food pantry can always use a few more volunteers.  This would be a great experience for a high school student who needs to complete community hours for school.


Hours:

     Wednesdays - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

     Thursdays - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


It is open the first thru the fourth Wednesdays and Thursdays of each month.


If  you're interested in volunteering, please call the office (262.632.1686) or email your name and contact number to the office at:  office@firstpresracine.org


Deliveries are typically made to the food pantry on the first Friday of each month.  We can always use volunteers for that also.

A look back at 2018 ....

For the last year, we have seen an increase in the number of families that we serve. On average, we register 25-30 new families each month. In 2018, we have served 3270 people.  We provided food and hygiene items for 2044 adults and 1226 children throughout this year.  In December alone, we provided for 240 people in 95 families!


There appears to be a growing need in our community to keep us busy.  We have clients that come from all over the city since we are the only food pantry open on Wednesday nights.  There is only one other pantry that is open at night and that is on Tuesdays.  Most of the Wednesday nights we have been averaging 18-22 families.  People have been laid off, moved into our community, or taken jobs where they can’t make enough to provide food, rent and often medication. They have to choose which to pay for.  We also have many clients who are on disability – both adults and children.


Editor's note: Keep an eye open for sales on laundry products, toiletries, hygiene products, etc. ... for donating to our food pantry!