Because we promise to “Seek and serve Christ in all persons,” we offer Service.
Service -- Out-reach
Fondy Food Pantry
Winter Shelter for the Homeless
Community Christmas Dinner
Fond du Lac Area Ministerial Association.
Care, I.N.C. (In the Name of Christ)
Community Use of the Cathedral
Annual Pet Blessing
Service -- In-Reach
Weekly coffee hours
The Cathedral Mouse Factory
The St. Nicholas Faire
"Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?"The Broken Bread Food Distribution program, now beginning its twentieth year, operates by the grace of God with the help of over one hundred volunteers representing churches and organizations throughout the community.
(Baptismal Covenant, BCP - 305)
Broken Bread exists to provide assistance, including food and other items, to those who are in need in the Fond du Lac area. This support is provided without conditions, and only with the interest of improving the quality of life of the recipients. The primary activity of Broken Bread is to distribute food and supplies that have been donated or that have been purchased by Broken Bread.
Broken Bread Food Program
By Roxanne Burkhardt
Through May 31, 2012
Adults served: 1517
Children served: 859
Avg. # of Households/week: 185
Avg. # of Meals Served/week: 127
I was hungry and you gave Me food;
I was thirsty and you gave Me
something to drink;
I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
The Fondy Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization committed to addressing the food needs of the hungry in the greater Fond du Lac community. Our committed volunteers are working to alleviate hunger by reaching out to those in need through collaborating with local social service agencies, community organizations, businesses and area congregations.
For 37 years the Fondy Food Pantry has been serving the needs of the greater Fond du Lac community. December 11, 2009 marked the one year anniversary of the pantry being housed on St. Paul's Campus. The pantry board is grateful to St. Paul's for its new home. As of January 2010, food eligibility went from every 60 days to every 30 days.
2009 Pantry Outreach:
1,222 Families served
13,440 Breakfasts provided to Fond du Lac summer school students
218 Brown bag breakfasts to community children & adults
165 Lunches to Fond du Lac as risk summer high school students
6,000 Fruit cups to Salvation Army for brown Bag Lunch program
2,140 Food items to Salvation Army for holiday baskets
1,780 Supplemental snacks to Chegwin School (pilot program)
125-450 Food items per week to Broken Bread
Plus monthly food box donations to Solutions Center, the Family Resource Center, Loaves & Fishes, and Beacon House.
The volunteer force of food sorters/packers climbed from 18 volunteers in 2008 to 30 volunteers in 2009. A new volunteer program which began in February involves volunteers in baking and cooking foods for distribution with the food boxes. The items include: cookies, bars breads, pies, bagged meats, and soup. Eleven parish members are regular weekly volunteers, and eight parish members are occasional/on-call volunteers. Four community church groups helped at the pantry in 2009 as well as three school groups. Every month the Fond du Lac high school special education class helps put food labels on cans for the pantry.
Food and money are donated to the Fondy Food Pantry by individuals, churches, schools, businesses, and organizations. The pantry continues to seek ways to collaborate with organizations and individuals to meet the ever present needs of the community.
Last month, 96 units of food were distributed. 1,150 items were donated to Broken Bread. 45 items were given to Family Resource Center. 20 items were given to the Warming Shelter. 400 items were given to Chegwin School - Snack Pilot Program. 70 items were given to Solutions Center. The FFP board has voted to provide 125 cans of powdered baby formula to Family Resource Center.
They are currently working with the Fond du Lac school district social workers in a new pilot program to identify and provide food to families in need. 3 such families were served in January.
Are you or someone you know experiencing temporary financial problems? Through the generosity of the Fond du Lac community the Fondy Food Pantry can provide you with a ONE week supply of food every 60 days.
To receive the food all you have to do is contact one of our partners and describe your need.
Any legitimate Fond du Lac area agency
The Fondy Food Pantry can help YOU through THEM.
The Cathedral is a distribution site for the SHARE Program. SHARE is a nonprofit food buying club that offers good, nutritious products at reduced cost through a volunteer - run, community - based distribution system. SHARE's mission is to build and strengthen community through volunteer service.
Anyone who wants to save money on food and help their community can be a member of SHARE. There are no membership fees or eligibility requirements. SHARE serves over 200 communities throughout Wisconsin, northern Illinois and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Contact numbers are: