United Coop Donates To 28 Food Pantries
In celebration of the New Year, United Cooperative, based in Beaver Dam, just released $28,000 in monetary funds to 28 different food pantries throughout their south-central and north-east Wisconsin trade territory.
According to Feeding America, “Rates of food insecurity among rural households is generally lower than urban households, but slightly higher than the national average. The irony is that many of these food-insecure households are in the very rural and farm communities whose productivity feeds the world and provides low-cost wholesome food for American consumers.” Feeding America goes on to note, “15.5 percent of rural households are food insecure, an estimated 3.1 million households, and 8.5 million Americans (17.7 percent) living in rural areas live below the federal poverty line.”
“We’ve learned from local food pantries that the demand for hunger-relief services is very strong,” commented David Cramer, United Cooperative president and chief executive officer. “Our food-pantry contributions are a result of our efforts to have a cooperative that our patron members can rely on, both on their farms and in their local communities. As a cooperative, we want to help build a better world, and that starts right here in south-central and north-east Wisconsin.”
Food pantries receiving donations from United Cooperative include:
Baraboo Food Pantry, Baraboo
Berlin Emergency Food Pantry, Berlin
City of Waupun Food Pantry, Waupun
Columbus/Fall River Food Pantry, Columbus
Community Cupboard, Inc., Denmark/Maribel
Deerfield Community Center, Deerfield
Dodge County Food Pantry, Beaver Dam
First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Hartford
Good Samaritan Thrift Store/Food Pantry, Hillsboro
Holy Rosary Food Pantry, Kewaunee
Johnson Creek Helping Hands Food Pantry, Johnson Creek
Kingdom Come Food Pantry, Oconto Falls
Loaves and Fishes Community Food Pantry, Shiocton
Mayville Food Pantry, Mayville
Milton Community Action Food Pantry, Milton
People Against A Violent Environment, Inc. (PAVE), Beaver Dam
Paul’s Pantry, Inc., Green Bay
Portage Food Pantry, Portage
Reedsburg Area Food Pantry, Reedsburg
Ripon Community Food Pantry and Thrift Store, Ripon
Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center (SAFPARC), Shawano
Sacred Heart Parish, Horicon
St. Martin Parish Food Pantry, Cecil
St. Stephen’s Food Pantry, Horicon
Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry, Inc., Prairie du Sac
Community Pantry of Pulaski, Inc., Pulaski
TULP Food Pantry, Tilleda
Watertown Food Pantry, Watertown
Formed in 1936, United Cooperative is a full-service cooperative offering feed, grain, agronomy, and energy products and services to Wisconsin farmers and consumers. United Cooperative has locations in Auroraville, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Bonduel, Deerfield, Denmark, Gresham, Hartford, Hillsboro, Horicon, Hustisford, Iron Ridge, Johnson Creek, Kendall, Mayville, Ontario, Pickett, Poynette, Prairie du Sac, Pulaski, Reedsburg, Ripon, Rock Springs, Sauk City, Shawano, South Beaver Dam, Watertown, Wilton, Wonewoc, Wyocena, and Yuba. For more information, visit www.unitedcooperative.com.
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