Community Spud Feed in Oshkosh
(Oshkosh, Wis., December 1, 2017). To celebrate the completion of the first year of its Little Free Pantry, the members of Peace Lutheran Church will hold a Community Spud Feed on Wednesday, December 13. Peace Lutheran is located at 240 W. 9th Ave. in Oshkosh. The festivities runs from 5:00pm until 6:30pm in the church’s lower level Social Center. Everyone in the community is invited.
The Spud Feed’s main course will be baked potatoes, accompanied by a wide variety of delectable toppings that will surely excite loaded-baked-potato enthusiasts of all ages. This is a totally free event that is open to all.
“We’re a church that loves to gather around food, and we’re thrilled to be able to share that nourishment and love with our neighbors and friends in Oshkosh,” said Katelyn Molash, a member of Peace Lutheran’s Mission/Outreach Team. “We’re equally excited to be celebrating the one-year anniversary of our Pantry. In this first year, we’ve formed a wonderfully anonymous community of people who need food assistance help and people who want to provide it.” Molash also noted that Peace Lutheran is now home to a Community Free Garden.
In addition to contributions from the members of Peace Lutheran’s congregation, local businesses including Festival Foods and Pick ‘n Save have stepped up with donations for the Spud Feed.
According to Feeding America, more than 42 million Americans live in households that have problems providing adequate food. Over 13 million of these are children. The national Little Free Pantry movement is a truly grass-roots initiative to provide help to people in need. It also gives people with abundance an equally easy way to share. The Peace Lutheran Pantry is located near the church’s 8th St. parking lot. The Pantry is always open. So, for people in need, there’s no schedule or requirements to meet. The resource is just there for them to use.
This Little Free Pantry is a joint effort of Peace Christian Preschool, Peace Lutheran Church, and The 8th Day Project, all of which are based in Oshkosh. The Pantry’s slogan, “Take what you need, leave what you can,” exemplifies the giving spirit that underlies the Little Free Pantry idea. “As scripture teaches, we protect anonymity of both those who use the pantry and those who give to it,” added Molash. “So we don’t have numbers of how many people are involved — but we do know that the foodstuffs we make available are quickly taken and the items we need to re-supply always appear.”
For more information, contact the Peace Lutheran office at 920-231-4730 on weekdays between 8:00am and 1:00pm., or visit www.PeaceOshkosh.org