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Demand growing at area food pantries

Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 20% more people in Door and Kewaunee County have become eligible for FoodShare. At the same time, many food pantries are experiencing a decrease in donations from grocery stores and manufacturers that have helped them in the past. 


With so many families visiting food banks for the first time, you may be wondering what food pantries need. If you are interested in donating to your local food pantry here are some common needs: 

  • personal care products such as deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner 
  • laundry soap 
  • toilet paper 
  • spices
  • cooking oil 
  • fresh onions
  • canned soups
  • canned vegetables
  • oatmeal

Please avoid perishable foods or items that need to be refrigerated or kept frozen. Don’t be afraid to ask because local food pantry needs are unique at each location. Donations are greatly appreciated and you are making a big impact in your own community.

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