RE-OPENING GUIDELINES – REMAINDER OF 2020
Cognizant of the continued need to be vigilant against COVID-19, but recognizing that things are opening up in Ozaukee County, the Saukville Community Food Pantry has decided to return to something a little closer to normal in our operations. Beginning Saturday, May 30th, we will return to open hours on Thursdays and Saturdays, alternating weekly, and we will welcome patrons back into the Pantry to make their own grocery selections. (The new Tuesday afternoon “Produce and Bakery” pickup will continue as currently practiced, with pick-up from 2 pm to 4 pm, under the carport at Parkside.)
We will do all of this SAFELY though, and so we are requiring patrons to make an appointment, submit to temperature monitoring, wear a mask, and observe social distancing. We also ask patrons NOT to come to the Pantry if they are at all ill, making arrangements for alternative grocery delivery if necessary. And our volunteers will wear masks, enforce social distancing, and engage in frequent hand sanitizing.
Ozaukee County residents interested in using the Pantry should go to our website (saukvillefoodpantry.org) and follow the link to a SignUp Genius set up with every-five-minute appointments during open hours. (Thursday nights, 5p to 8p, and Saturday mornings, 9a – 12:30p, as listed below.) Patrons without internet access can call the Pantry at 262.689.8591 to make an appointment.
Patrons MUST be on time and MUST NOT be any earlier than 10 minutes early so that we can move everyone through the pantry safely. Only one person will be allowed inside the Church to get groceries for each household. Registration will take place in the Fireside Room of Parkside Community Church, and volunteers will meet patrons at the registration table to take them down to the Pantry. Patrons should keep their masks on at all times, respect social distancing, and keep their hands on their cart. Volunteers will load groceries as per patron choices, and will sanitize carts after each use.
Each week’s SignUp Genius will become active on Monday morning at 9 am. Appointments must be made by 6 pm the day before the pantry opens.
The Community Meal Site will remain closed at this time, at least through August, when we will re-evaluate the possibility of beginning meals again. Please watch our website and our Facebook page for updates.
Our Mobile Pantries will continue starting on Wednesday June 24th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Grady Park in Saukville. Patrons will remain in their cars and enter the parking lot on Dries St. behind the church building, and follow the cones in the parking lot. Volunteers will fill the boxes and place them into the vehicles and patrons will then leave the parking lot on Dekora St.
We would like to thank the community for its awe-inspiring support of our Pantry during this dire time. We’ve been able to serve many more families due to your generous support!
Welcome to Saukville Community Food Pantry!
We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization providing warm meals, groceries, school supplies and support to families in need in Ozaukee County. The number of families served has grown tremendously since we opened our doors in 2012. In the first month of operation, the pantry helped 23 families. Today, we serve over 80 families a month and help over 315 families a year. Saukville Community Food Pantry has created a shopping experience for our families to allow them to choose the foods that work best for their family and any dietary needs they may have. Outside of the needs of the pantry we provide a free meal site, holiday meal boxes, mobile food pantries and a growing school supply program. If you would like to help our expanding organization, please click here.
“I use to go to Saukville Community Food Pantry for me and my son. Sometimes it was what got us thru the week until my next payday. It was a rough going trying to put food on the table when you have bills and putting gas for my car to go to and from work. Without your help there would have been many nights that me and my son would of gone to bed hungry. Thanks so much for caring and helping those in need!” - B.D.