The Food Pantry
The Oshkosh Area Community Pantry is a collaborative community food pantry serving the citizen’s in need in Southern Winnebago County including:
- Butte des Mortes
- Rush Lake
What to Expect When You Shop at the OACP
- Our customers shop for their own groceries
- Extended hours to better serve you
- We stock more of the items you’re looking for
- Expanded volunteer opportunities for all ages
- Directly on an Oshkosh City Bus route
- Oshkosh’s largest food pantry
Hours of Operation
Required To Register
- 2 forms of identification for yourself: one picture ID and one proof of current address
- 1 form of identification for each member of your household
• Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License or ID card
• Social Security Card
• Bank Card
• Insurance Card
• Utility Bill
Whether approved or denied, all guests are required to apply for Food Share within the first 90 days of shopping at the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry. This can be done at the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry by appointment: (920)651-9960.
More Food Collection/Distribution Programs
According to a national study conducted by Lake Research Partners on behalf of the Share Our Strength-No Child Left Hungry Campaign, nearly two-thirds of teachers stated that children in their classrooms come to school hungry because they are not getting enough to eat at home.
Each Friday afternoon, 255 K-3 kids in this most vulnerable school age population in the Oshkosh Area School District are discreetly provided with a food filled backpack to ensure that they have something to eat during the weekend and return to school on Monday mornings “ready to learn”.
The program has been received with great enthusiasm and demand has been high. We are looking to expand our program in the 2012-2013 school year from the current 255 students to 600 students in up to 3 other high poverty schools.
Stuff the Bus
Area children and families in need are referred to the Community Back to School Fair every year. The Community Back to School Fair collaboration expects to help 850 4K-12th grade children be ready for school this coming Fall 2011! The Oshkosh Area United Way is proud to be a partner with the Community Back to School Fair. Each year we hold Stuff the Bus to collect school supplies for the program.
Items needed include: Fiskars scissors, 24 pack crayons, rulers, 12 pack colored pencils, index cards, protractors, compasses, school pencil boxes, deodorant, toothbrushes & toothpaste, shampoo & conditioner, and more!
Stuff the Bus will be held on Friday, August 5, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the ShopKo parking lot at 1300 S. Koeller St.
For more info contact the Oshkosh Area United Way at (920) 235-8560 or visit their website.
Oshkosh Saturday Farmer’s Market
If you are looking for fun, food and entertainment on a Saturday morning this summer, then come on down to the Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market:
400-500 blocks of N. Main St., June 2nd – October 20th, Raine or Shine
There will be more than a hundred vendors selling their wares. Our Oshkosh Rotarian friends will again be helping to adopt out …hundreds of orphan tomato plants, providing EBT services for Food Share recipients and rescuing produce for area food pantries.
We are grateful for the sponsors of this event – Citgo Service Oil Company, Inc., Castle Pierce, Downtown Oshkosh Happening Now, the Oshkosh Rotary Clubs, the Oshkosh Northwestern, Cumulus and Becket’s. We are also deeply appreciative for the leadership provided by the Farmers Market managers, Dennis and Karlene Leatherman.
For more info visit their website.