When they heard the Holmen Area Food Pantry had closed due to lack of food, the Holmen Middle School Student Council decided to help out.
The council led a drive at the school that donated more than two cars full of food to the pantry, as well as using proceeds from the school’s concession stand to provide funding to the organization.
The pantry, which is located at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church in Holmen, distributes food twice-weekly to families in the area. At the end of September, the pantry’s stores had dwindled so that the nearly 50 families that came for help that week overwhelmed the supply and the pantry’s leaders decided to close.
The student council’s help, along with the support of the community, allowed the pantry to reopen earlier this month.
This isn’t the only organization the Holmen Middle School student council hopes to help this year. The council also plans to donate this year’s concession stand proceeds to Holmen’s Hope, the monthly community meal held at the Holmen American Legion.