Clintonville Food Pantry president Dave Schmidt fills an order.
We’re coming up on one year since the impact of the pandemic on our communities, and one year since we, United Way Fox Cities and other community partners established the Covid-19 Community Response Fund to help people affected by the pandemic in the Fox Valley Region.
One of the biggest areas of need has been for food, and we have seen the demand for food assistance rise at an extraordinary rate this past year.
More than $1.5 million has been granted to 106 nonprofits in the Fox Valley, including the Clintonville Area Food Pantry. Last spring the Clintonville Area Foundation recommended a grant for $1,500 to the pantry to help people in the area.
Food pantry president Dave Schmidt says the money was used at local stores for extra eggs, milk and cereal for families with young children.
“The Food Pantry is thankful for the grant, and the outpouring of support from the community has been fantastic,” Schmidt says.
The demand for the food pantry’s help has remained steady and is expected to increase. Schmidt says they help about 120 families a month with 40 to 50 families coming to them each week for assistance.
The Clintonville Area Food Pantry is one of 24 pantries in the Fox Valley to receive grants from the the COVID-19 Community Response Fund during the pandemic. We invite you to learn more about who has given to the Fund’s grant recipients.
The Clintonville Area Foundation is one of five geographic affiliates we partner with in the Fox Valley. Our other partners include Brillion Area Family of Funds, Chilton Area Community Foundation, Shawano Area Community Foundation and Waupaca Area Community Foundation.