No Sunday races meant no post race food and
celebration. So what do you do with cases of apples, bananas, bagels, milk and pickles? Donate them to those in need!
The next day, St. Joseph Food Pantry in Appleton was happy to receive the food to help feed the hundreds of people they serve every day.
"Thank you for the generous donation of food to St. Joe's!" said Executive Director
Monica Clare. "This food will help to feed about 650 families (about 1,690 individuals) who come through our door weekly. 42% of those are under 18 years of age"
St. Joseph's weighed the food and shared it totaled:
Milk 1,800 lbs
Cheese 207 lbs
Oranges 2,096 lbs
Apples 1,108 lbs
Bananas 1,076 lbs
Bagels 528 lbs
Pickles 388 lbs
Total 7,158 lbs
In addition, St. Joe's shares with other pantries, homeless and domestic abuse shelters, meal sites, and transitional housing facilities. In total, about 5,000 individuals are aided through our pantry and outreach services.
Lastly, several area cross country teams were able to use the Gatorade for training and meets this fall.