The food pantry choice for November is the Muskego Food Pantry. Established in 2009, the Muskego Food Pantry serves over 1800 families each year. With the current economic situation, an average of 5 to 8 new families sign up for assistance every week. Muskego Food Pantry promotes ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ and no one in need is ever turned away.

Kelly Bognar, UUCW Publications Coordinator, will deliver the food after the last Sunday in November, but you can put items in the food bin all month. So you don’t forget, why not leave a few items in your car on grocery shopping day. As a reminder, December 25 is ho-ho-ho day — let’s make it a happy day with your favorite holiday foods for as many people as we can!

Most needed items are:

  • Canned meat (chicken, tuna, spam and hash)
  • Boxed potatoes (mashed, scalloped, au gratin)
  • Canned pastas (ravioli, Spaghetti-O’s)
  • Creamed soups (chicken, mushroom, etc.)
  • Canned Chili
  • Canned tomatoes (diced, sauce, paste)
  • Cereal
  • Shampoo / Conditioner / Toothpaste
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Diapers (size 4 & 5)

If anyone knows of a pantry, large or small, that would like some non-perishable food and a check for $100.00, please contact Ellen Newbauer or Melanie Weston. Thanks for your help with this committee of the Social Action Council!