This year the Kewaunee County food pantry will continue providing Thanksgiving meals to families in need. Families from the area are invited to stop by the pantry and pick up a Thanksgiving meal later this month. President of the food pantry Ken Marquardt, says the preparations for the Thanksgiving meals start a month in advance.
Although the number of people coming to the food pantry remains 30% down from what it was two years ago, the staff continues to provide food for those in need. Marquardt does predict that after the first of the year, more families will return to the food pantry after certain government programs are done. Donations from the community are always appreciated and can be brought to the food pantry in Algoma during their business hours. The pantry is also looking for more volunteers; applications can be found at the pantry if you are interested.