Editor's Note: The following is a letter to the editor submitted by Mark Gierach of the Saukville Community Food Pantry. If you'd like to submit a letter for Patch to consider for publication, please e-mail Local Editor Lyssa Beyer.
On behalf of the Saukville Community Food Pantry, I wish to give thanks to Cub Scout Pack 3868 from Saukville for their great efforts in this year’s food collection drive for our food pantry.
The Scouts collected almost 2,000 pounds of food that will help fill our shelves and complete our Thanksgiving Meal Box’s this year. Their Cub Master Jesse Lovell did a wonderful job of coordinating the scouts and parents in getting the bags to residents and following up a week later and picking up the bags. We’ve also been the generous recipeiants of food drives conducted by employees of Calibre Inc. of Grafton and Home Depot of Grafton ... that have been a great help in keeping our food pantry stocked in recent months.
We also wish to recognize several local business’s for their efforts this past summer for hosting our spare change jars that collected funds to help the food pantry make the needed purchase’s to meet the needs of the clients we work with. They include the Port Washington State Bank, Riverview Inn, Associated Bank and the Chamber of Commerce for their assistance.
We will be collecting food items during November and December with collection barrels at the following locations to help fill Christmas Dinner Box’s as well as our shelves on a continuing basis: Kohler Credit Union - Saukville & Grafton Offices; Walmart in Saukville; Advantage Auto in Saukville, Beck’s Green Bay Ave. Mart in Saukville, Saukville Village Hall and Library, Dawg’s In Motion in Saukville and Marcus Theater in Saukville. We serve people from every community in Ozaukee County and 100 percent of all donations go toward the purchase of food to feed the hungry with an all volunteer staff.
Our many thanks to all for your continued support,
Saukville Community Food Pantry