Aug Mission Emphasis
Depot Exchange and Fennimore Food Pantry
Here at the Depot Exchange we strive to help the community and especially those who have found themselves in need. The number one way we help the community is by operating our food pantry. We are open twice a month (clients may come both times if they wish) and we serve roughly 50 families each distribution. In past months it has even reached as high as 60 families per distribution. All in all we serve
anywhere between 100 and 120 families each and every month.
We also give out scholarships to several graduating seniors each year.
We donate to a variety of benefits, auctions, and fundraisers in the community and to chamber events such as the back to school drive to collect school supplies for kids who need them.
We do clothing referrals for families in need. Each family may come in twice per year (once in the warmer months and once in the cooler months) and pick out items of clothing they need. We usually see an increase in these referrals in the winter months when kids need coats, snow pants, boots etc.
We help families that have suffered from fire or flood damage. In that case, they are able to pick out whatever they need … clothes, blankets, household items etc.
Your continued support is greatly appreciated!
Shelly and Sheila
(Managers at Depot Exchange)