2017-04 Mission News


Interfaith Food Pantry of Portage County

The purpose of the pantry is to act as hands of the community to serve the Portage County residents in need of supplemental food. The pantry serves any resident of Portage County, commonly including unemployed, underemployed, elderly, handicapped, single parent or large households.

The pantry provides regular service twice per month, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM. The pantry serves an average of 650 persons (about 160 households) at each pantry or about 1,300 persons (320 households) per month. Each household receives food in proportion to household size: about 50 to 80 pounds of food per each pantry. Items distributed include meat, potatoes, frozen products, canned and boxed items, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy items, eggs, bread and bakery items.



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Many have asked the status of the “Help Joseph Heal” fundraising effort for Joseph Fosu from Ghana. To date, there has been $3,385 collected. If you have any questions regarding this amount or how you can help, please contact John Munson or Joy Pennell.