Fond du Lac County Food Resources During COVID-19

Fond du Lac County has many individually operated food pantries, hot meal programs, and food assistance programs. This webpage is a hub of information and resources provided by the Fond du Lac Food Providers Group to support our county in getting residents connected to healthy food during this time.

This webpage is updated daily as new information and resources become available. If you have any additional resources to share, please email melanie.phillips@wisc.edu. Last updated: 3/26/20 3 pm

Food Resources for Anyone

Fond du Lac Food Pantries/Hot Meal Programs:

Lomira Area Food Pantry is drive-up only. 

Broken Bread is handing out pre-packaged boxes.

Fondy Food Pantry will be open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. until further notice. They are providing drive up food boxes

Stone Soup is offering care packages for those in the community.

Salvation Army Food pantry offers “drive up” & delivery service to those eligible; Caseworker Lucy delivers phone consultations with resources & referrals during office hours that parallel the pantry hours until further notice: 9 am – 12:30 pm M, T, Th & F and 9-11:30, 12:30-5 pm Weds. Warming shelter doors open nightly at 6 pm and are on track to continue as planned, through March 31. 

Traded Treasures Food Pantry is Open Monday 10 am – 3 pm to share our friendly volunteers & deliver free food to your car. If you have heard of a family that is worried about feeding their family, please share this with them.

Waupun Food Pantry is open Monday thru Thursday 9-3. Fridays closed.

Loaves and Fishes is not serving at this time.

Holyland Food Pantry has converted the ‘little library’ attached to its ramp into a “Grab-and-go” emergency site. If you or someone you know has a need for emergency food, please share the news. Remember, if you or someone you know in our area is food insecure, contact the HFP pantry at 920-948-6147.

Core Ambassadors for Change is offering care packages with drive-up access and delivery to those in need. Pickups will begin at 2 pm. Monday and Thursday. Reserve your package by messaging them through Facebook. 

We Care Food Pantry Open Monday to Wednesday 9 am – 2 pm. Must call Grace Christian Church at 920-923-5292 prior to visit.

I am 60+

Fond du Lac County Senior Meal Information

Home Delivered Meals 

  • Provides a noon hot meal delivered Monday thru Friday
  • Any person 60 and over or married to someone who is 60+
  • Frail/Homebound
  • Cannot cook for themselves or have someone at home to cook for 
  • Suggested donation of $3.50 per meal
  • To cancel a meal call (920) 929-3937 by 1:00 pm the day prior to the canceled meal Contact the Department of Senior Services at 920-929-3937 for more information.

Webster’s Marketplace hours are adjusted to 7 am – 9 pm. They are asking guests to reserve the first hour of business from 7 am – 8 am for the elderly and immunocompromised guests. If you (or someone you know) are in need of food, need someone to pick up and deliver your order of groceries from Webster’s, please call 920-748-6450 or 748-6225 and leave your name, phone number, and a brief message. They will call you back within 24 hours on a weekday.

Senior Drive-up Meal If you are over the age of 60 and live in FdL County, you can participate in the “DRIVE UP” version of the Senior Dining Program. Call (920) 322-3630 to reserve your meal! Call by noon for the next day! (It is suggested to sign up for multiple days at once.) Pick up meal at Fond du Lac Senior Center, 151 E 1st St, Fond du Lac, 11:30-12 Mon-Fri. Cost – Suggested donation of $3.00. A family member or friend can pick up for you. 

I have Children at Home

Families with Children

Fond du Lac County WIC Effective Monday, March 16, the Fond du Lac County Health Department is closed to all essential services except for the WIC Program. This will allow Health Department staff to focus on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They will provide an update regarding the status of the Health Department when the status changes. Fond du Lac WIC will be calling all scheduled appointments to provide services over the phone. Participants are not to come into the WIC office, please call if you are in need of other WIC services 920-929-3104.

School Meals During COVID DPI received a waiver from USDA for schools to provide meals during closures related to COVID-19. Meals can now be provided to children under the Summer Food Service Program or Summer Seamless Option guidelines. Any district is eligible under this waiver even if they do not meet the 50% of students qualifying for free and reduced meals threshold.

Fond du Lac County School Meals 

How Can I Help Other People Get Food?

List of Ways to Help:

Pantry Requesting Help: What You Can Do:

Broken Bread

 

Delivery people, donations of non-perishable items, cash so that they can purchase more. Contact person: Lucy Sumner at brokenbread51@gmail.com

 

Fondy Food Pantry

 

Cash Donations office@fondyfoodpantry.org or www.fondyfoodpantry.org 

Holyland Food Pantry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People are reaching out to the pantry offering suggestions and recommendations as we go forward in this COVID 19 social distancing and self-isolation.

One suggestion is to begin accepting ‘drop shipments” through Amazon Prime, UPS or FedEx as a way to support the efforts to feed our neighbors in need. The HFP welcomed this suggestion. Our address is N10362 St. Paul Road, Malone, WI 53049.

After you select and pay for the product, give a courtesy notification by email to holylandfood17@gmail.com. State what is being shipped, and when it is expected. Pantry staff will be sure to retrieve it.

In particular, kid-friendly products like granola and cereal bars, fruit roll-ups, fruit juice packs, shelf-stable cheese spreads, dried fruits, nuts, and raisins are appreciated. Always, financial gifts are welcome.

Feeding America (they supply food to some local FDL food pantries)

 

Asking for monetary donation to support our COVID-19 Rapid Response Plan.
https://feedingamericawi.org/how-feeding-america-eastern-wisconsin-is-responding-to-the-coronavirus/

Stone Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They have been putting together care packages for people in the community. They need canned goods especially fruit and vegetables, dry pasta, rice, tomato products, lunch meat, hotdogs, fresh fruit, milk, eggs, bread, buns, books for kids, personal hygiene items like shampoo, soap, feminine hygiene items (pads, tampons, etc), deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. If you can even buy a few items each time you shop, this would be a big help! You can drop them off or they can pick them up a few days a week. Every bit of help is great. You can also donate via the links below for cash donations or contact the page for checks or other donations. 

www.stonesoupfdl.org/donate

Or

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-those-in-need-in-fond-du-la…

USDA

 

USDA has created a single contact for those who have suggestions, ideas, or want to help feed kids across the country. Email feedingkids@usda.gov. For more information click here

Other Resources

Other Information

How do I stretch my food dollars? 

Fond du Lac Area United Way 211 has information on food resources during COVID-19. Call 211 or Text “COVID19” to 211-211 to access information and resources regarding COVID-19.

Apply for FoodShare If your income has dropped or stopped, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has information on government assistance programs to help with health insurance, food, and other needed resources. Click here for eligibility information, a list of information needed to apply, and to apply for benefits. 

General Financial Resources Financial resources to help get through COVID-19.

Aldi Stores Hours for vulnerable customers: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, ALDI stores will open at 8:30 a.m. and reserve the first hour of business for vulnerable shoppers. This includes senior citizens, expectant mothers and those with underlying health concerns.

I am a Food Pantry Operator

Resources for Food Pantries 

Keeping Your Food Safe During COVID-19:

Training Opportunities:

Emergency Grant information: 

  • COVID-19 No Kid Hungry Grants are available to support the COVID-19 response as coronavirus is closing schools and workplaces nationwide, vulnerable children are losing the school meals they depend on, and low-income families are struggling with lost wages. No Kid Hungry is offering emergency grants to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure kids get the nutritious food they need. 

News:

  • Second Harvest: We have temporarily canceled group volunteer shifts in an effort to reduce the number of people coming in to our facility. We are encouraging our incredibly loyal senior volunteers to stay home rather than risk exposure to the virus. In terms of food pantries (and deliveries to participants), mobile food pantries are being set up. These might be places that people can help by driving, etc (and not actually working at a food bank or food pantry).

 

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