Holy Family Receives $5,000 Donation From Hometown Bank

Holy Family Catholic Community’s Blessed Bites program will have the opportunity to help more people find a meal thanks to a $5,000 donation from Hometown Bank.

In November, Hometown Bank reached out to the six-church parish to offer the donation as part of its initiative to support local pantries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in September, Blessed Bites distributes to-go meals every Monday at St. Mary Church, 59 E. Merrill Ave., from 4:30 to 5:30 pm  — or  until meals are gone. In addition to meals, people receive care/cleaning supplies, and other food items, such as canned goods. Anyone who is need of a meal is welcome.

“We are very appreciative to Hometown Bank for this generous donation to Blessed Bites,” Holy Family Catholic Community Director of Human Concerns Erin Cobb said. “It will not only benefit Holy Family in our efforts, but the dozens of Fond du Lac area residents who receive a meal from us weekly.”

While the program was originally planned to run for a couple of months, Holy Family has extended Blessed Bites indefinitely to help meet the continued need in the community. Anyone who would like to contribute to the program is invited to call the Holy Family Parish Office at (920) 921-0580. When needed, the parish announces specific items for donations on its social media pages and at Mass. For more information, please visit hffdl.org/Blessed.

Photo: Pictured are, from left, Holy Family Catholic Community Pastor Fr. Ryan Pruess, Holy Family Director of Human Concerns Erin Cobb and Hometown Bank Chief Financial Officer Lynn Wehner.