This November, the Lake Geneva Jaycees once again astounded us at the Lake Geneva Food Pantry with over-the-top, complete Thanksgiving meal donations, and a generous monetary donation. This great group of people uses their gifts of event organization and creative thinking, to produce activities that raise funds to benefit those in our community. We are grateful to be the beneficiary of their good works, and are always happy to see their smiling faces toting in (and putting away!) their contributions. What’s more!? Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly matched the number of meals!
This November, St. Francis de Sales Confirmation Class students collected donations for the Lake Geneva Food Pantry at Wal-Mart and Piggly Wiggly. In only two hours, these young people were able to collect over 800 pounds of generous gifts of nonperishable food items and personal hygiene products as well. What a phenomenal contribution to our community and a tremendous example of goodwill!
On Monday, November 14, 2022 students and staff from Lake Geneva Middle School dropped off 2,500 pounds of collected donations to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry. This collection was truly a group effort: help came from staff, administration, parents from PTO, SOUL Club members, and Freedom Alliance members for the packing and transporting to the Pantry. What wonderful community support!
Girl Scout Troop 3241, along with their leaders, stopped into the Lake Geneva Food Pantry to donate well over 252 packages of Girl Scout Cookies! The young women asked thoughtful questions about the workings of the Pantry and discussed the impact of their donations on the patrons. A heartwarming group of smiling (and silly) faces toted boxes up and down the stairs to create a ripple effect of positivity for the community!
Today Lake Geneva Montessori School pupils (along with teachers!), literally created a donation parade from the school to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry, with each child toting a handful of varied contributions to the Pantry. In small groups, the children proudly carried each donation to a Pantry cart and observed the offerings provided to the clients. Each student was able to ask questions, contribute, and see the positive effects of their actions in a tangible way. What a positive reflection on our community!
Today Girl Scout Troop 7166, along with leader Nancy Lazzaroni and parent Cassie Knox, donated over 72 boxes of yummy Girl Scout Cookies to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry. (Not pictured: co-leader/cookie sales coordinator Heidi Schuessler), The Troop spent a bit of time learning how the Pantry works and the equivalent of how many meals are served monthly. (A bit of math was included when they calculated total years per year!) What a great group of girls, and truly positive, example-setting leaders.
On Wednesday, students and staff from Traver School dropped off over 1,500 items to the Lake Geneva Food Pantry. Students started to collect nonperishables as a school soup drive for National Soup Month and transformed it into a major food drive for the Pantry. Pictured are students with some of their donations.
Lake Geneva Jaycees, in collaboration with Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly, donated, dropped off, carried in, AND helped put away enough turkeys, buns, pies, whipping cream, corn, beans, cranberries, and other side dishes, along with a monetary donation, to ensure that all of our patrons can enjoy a traditional holiday meal this season. The Lake Geneva Food Pantry is incredibly thankful to be the beneficiary of such gifts, which allows us to continue our mission of serving the Lake Geneva community.
Students and teachers from the Lake Geneva Middle School S.O.U.L. (Service and Outreach Uniting Leaders) Program dropped off the fruits of their labors. The students, along with advisor Jennifer Kinney, collected over 1,000 pounds of foodstuffs in a five-day period. Amazing! Seeing the goodwill and selflessness of our local students was truly heartwarming for our volunteers and clients. We are grateful.
Yeti from the Abominable Snow Race stopped by to help at the Lake Geneva Food Pantry and posed for some photos as well. Racers will take part in a winter themed course and raise funds for the Pantry. See Abominable Snow Race on Facebook or the Event Post for more information on how you can take part. Or you can donate directly HERE.