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