Monday, April 8, 2013
As part of a five-day tour by Pick n Save/Roundy's, Sussex Food Pantry will benefit by receiving a share of $258,000 in total donations from the grocery chain
The truck will roll up to the Pick 'n Save in Menomonee Falls on Tuesday, April 9 to deliver to Sussex Food Pantry, as well as a few others in the area. Pick ‘n Save employees will be in the parking lot unloading a semi-truck full of nearly 34,000 pounds of food that will be handed over to representatives from area food pantries who are feeling the strain of the economy and increased demand. Representatives from the Roundy’s Foundation will also be presenting a check to each food pantry. The event will be part of a five-day, 14-city, bi-annual Roundy’s Foundation Focused on Feeding Families Tour to make donations to six local food pantries. Here are some statistics on hunger in Wisconsin: Overall, the Roundy’s Foundation will be donating …
Monday, December 31, 2012
For more than a decade, Joanne Lapcinski has been taking care of elderly homebound in Sussex.
Some people volunteer in their spare time, but few do as much for the homebound elderly as Joanne Lapcinski. And that’s why she was nominated — and has been named — Sussex Patch’s "Person of the Year" for 2012. “She comes to my house all the time,” said Marge Tinger, 90, of Sussex. "She’s wonderful. I told her the other day, 'You’re like an angel from heaven.' She does anything I ask her, you know. And she volunteers, 'Can I do this, can I do that?' "She’s out of this world. She does my toenails, and she cleans. She changes my bed, she scrubs the floor on her knees, vacuums; she does everything. And she is so pleasant," Tinger added. "I just love her.” Tinger said that Lapcinski helps her not be lonely. “I look forward to her coming,” she …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Christmas Basket and Gift Distribution event is Saturday, but organizers still need a little help to make the event a bigger success.
Members of Sussex Outreach Services are hoping to make the season brighter for those in most need in the community, but they still need your help. The SOS is planning a Christmas Basket and Toy Distribution event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at St. James Church on Town Line Road. Registered pantry users can select a basket of food and also shop for toys to place under the tree on the big day. To participate in the event, pantry users must register before Saturday. Please bring a current bill and identification card to the toy distribution. However, to make the event a bigger success, the SOS still needs a little help from the community. Organizers are in need of gift donations for children ages 11 to 18 years old. Additionally, they are…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sussex Lions Club to deliver 248 meals after successful food drive.
An estimated $2,100 was taken in last weekend during a Sussex Lions Club food drive to buy Thanksgiving Day dinner for the Sussex Food Pantry clients, according to the Sussex Sun. The club, which held the drive at Pick n' Save and Piggly Wiggly, is expecting to deliver 248 meals this year, the paper said. The club also received a cart full of food, according to club member John Haunfelder, who spoke to the Sussex Sun. The next drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16. The pantry is part of the Sussex Outreach Services organization that provides low income clients with food, clothing, counseling, educational training and preventive health programming. The Food Pantry is located at N63 W23626 Silver …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Drive will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at local Piggly Wiggly and Pick 'n Save stores.
Members of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Sussex will be collecting food on Saturday, Sept. 15 in response to the food shortage at the Sussex Food Pantry. The “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” food drive will be held at Sussex Piggly Wiggly and Pick 'n Save stores from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the church will hand flyers to incoming shoppers containing items in greatest need at the Sussex Food Pantry, collect food and deliver collected items to the Sussex Food Pantry that day. Community members can get involved by contributing food for the Sussex Food Pantry at one of the grocery store. The food pantry is located at N63 W23669 Silver Spring Dr. For information on the pantry, call (262) 246-9860. The church is at W239 N6440 Maple Ave. …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Its something we all take for granted: shoes. Sussex Outreach Services is holding a back-to-school fundraiser for local kids starting the school year.
Sussex Outreach Services is hosting a collection for something most of us take for granted: shoes. With area students heading back to school in September, the local pantry is asking Sussex residents to consider making a $25 donation for their annual “New Shoes for Back to School” program. Village President Greg Goetz advised people to donate during the latest Village Board meeting, saying SOS and the community is in great need of the help. “SOS did a collection to give school shoes to needy kids in previous years, and it was a complete success,” Goetz said. “I think there was about $2,500 that was raised to help buy food and shoes for needy kids. These children are definitely in need of shoes so they can attend school.” And according to …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Dolores & Chester Becker have lived in Sussex for 22 years, and their volunteer work at the food pantry raises the bar for local residents.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
If you’ve ever set foot inside the Sussex Food Pantry over the past 13 years, chances are you’ve probably encountered Dolores Becker. Dolores and her husband Chester have lived in Sussex for 22 years, and they're bringing new meaning to the word "volunteer." Dolores, 82, works in the clothing and house wares donation section while Chester, 81, who decided to start volunteering his time last year, works in the food donation area, stocking the shelves. For this couple, it’s more than just another chance to do something together. It’s a passion to simply help those less fortunate. “I wanted to do something,” Dolores explained. “We’re retired and I didn’t want to spend all of my life just at home doing nothing. I went to work at the Sussex …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The food pantry is in dire need of donations, so the Lions are stepping up to make it even easier to help families in need.
The Sussex and Lannon Lions Clubs are joining forces with Sussex-Area Outreach Services to remind people that Lions Daze this weekend is more than just a carnival, and it’s never been easier to help out while having fun. Jennifer Waltz, the director of SOS, says that the food pantry that feeds and clothes hundreds of area families is running low on supplies. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Lions Daze is donated to charity, so at the heart of the carnival lies the spirit of giving. “I just want to get it out there that the food pantry is beginning to run low on food,” Waltz said. “We are out of peanut butter, and other needed food items are: canned meat, rice sides, cans of fruit and juice. We also need baby formula, diapers and …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Sussex Outreach Services raked in donations during the annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive, a cause celebrating its 20th anniversary.
It’s estimated that 5.7 million Americans utilize food banks like Sussex Outreach Services to supplement their pantries at home, and with such a great need, Sussex residents jumped into action. More than 7,000 food items were collected in the village during the annual “Stamp Out Hunger Day,” on Saturday, May 12. The National Letter Carriers Association organizes the collection, and local Sussex postal carriers put a plastic bag in every mailbox in hopes of snagging donations. Volunteers from Sussex Outreach Services and other area groups were at the post office sorting through all the donations on Saturday. “We received over 7,000 items of food in the drive,” said Sussex Outreach Services Director Jennifer Waltz. “I’m really happy with the…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sussex's Fitness Revolution started a two month campaign to get area residents in shape while raising money for one of the village's most important resources.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Fitness Revolution, the local personal training and boot camp business, is looking to get area residents in shape for a local cause. From April 20 to June 30, Fitness Revolution will be hosting a fundraiser drive to benefit the Sussex Outreach Services, as part of national fundraising campaign Revolution for a Cause. The local business will be joining dozens of other Fitness Revolution locations nationwide for the two month charity drive. Having helped numerous clients reach their health and fitness goals, FR Sussex owners Jim & Erin Naatz have set their own goal to raise $2,000 in 60 days. “While it’s an ambitious target, I’m confident that we can all pull together to help those in need, especially since it’s a cause that really matters …