Big Foot Emergency Food Pantry

Hours of Operation

Fridays from 2pm - 4pm

Saturdays from 9am -11am

Location

Inside the North Wing of

Immanuel United Church

111 Fremont Street

Walworth, WI

For those not familiar with us, our pantry is responsible for the towns and rural areas of Walworth, Fontana, Williams Bay, and most of Linn Township (Reek School).  That covers an area of about 100 square miles. 

From the 82 year old handicapped grandmother trying to raise two grandchildren on her own to the families working to get things back on track, we are here to help our community. We could not do our work without the fantastic support we continue to get from so many organizations, schools, clubs, businesses, churches, and individuals.  Thank you all!  This includes our hard working volunteers.  It’s a team and community effort you should all be proud of.  We live in a very special area.


We give each family a large assortment of as much fresh fruit and vegetables as they basically want.  That also includes dairy products, fresh eggs, bakery, and an average of well over five pounds of frozen meat per person.  Each family receives about two weeks worth of food.  Over the years our cost per person for that two weeks of food has been about $5.00 per family member.  That cost also includes baby supplies, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, diapers, and various other toiletries. 

If you would like to donate food, then our only request is that you keep it simple.  Items like flour, sugar, rice, cooking oil, boxed meals, canned fruit, soup, etc.  Please support any food drives being held in your area.  Wherever you are located, the food pantries in your area and others would appreciate whatever you could donate or do to help.  Financial donations for us can be really stretched.  Twenty dollars allows us to purchase well over 100 pounds of ground beef, cut up chickens, brats, roasts, hams, similar frozen meats and many other needed items.  We pick them up at Feeding America in Milwaukee at prices that range between free and nineteen cents a pound. 

 

On behalf of the many needy local families, thank you so much for all your generous support. 

 

Jack Meredith

Director, Big Foot Emergency Food Pantry

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