KAUKAUNA — A project led by first graders at Park Community Charter School to support the public library’s pop-up food pantry during the holidays was featured Monday on two Green Bay TV station newscasts.

The Kaukauna Public Library pop-up food pantry is familiar to followers of the Kaukauna Community Group Facebook group, where supporters post when new food arrives outside the library that is free for anyone who needs it.

WLUK HERE and WFRV HERE covered Monday’s special edition pop-up pantry included complete holiday family meals kits thanks to the efforts of students at Park.

The project got its spark when first graders took a field trip to the library to hear a story called ‘Stone Soup’ which tells the tale of a group of people who all pitch in one ingredient to make a soup that feeds the whole community, WFRV reported in its story.

First graders led the project, making 25 family meal kits of food and decorated the bags. All of the students in school donated items. Midwest Carriers, trippled the donation to add ab 50 additional kits and Lamers Dairy provided and milk and eggs.

The delivery was livestreamed on the libraries Facebook page.

The pantry outside the library is regularly stocked throughout the week. Follow the Kaukauna Community News Facebook group for updates.




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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.