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Connecting with the Community
The Oshkosh Area Community Pantry’s (OACP) early years have been times of intense activity and great excitement. With the help of hundreds of dedicated individuals and many community organizations we have been able to make huge progress on our mission to establish a collaborative community food pantry that addresses the food and nutritional needs of our customers, identifies and evaluates our customers’ broader needs and provides access to other community resources that foster independence.
Our 10,000 square foot “store” has been open in the St. Vincent de Paul Center at 2551 Jackson Drive since April 24th of 2009. Our customers’ response to the "shopping" format continues to be overwhelmingly positive and we have witnessed the true dignity of being able to select grocery items of one’s own choosing. The volunteer spirit is alive and well in our community. OACP has more than doubled its volunteer ranks with over 250 volunteers offering their time and talents to support our mission. Their acts of faith and kindness are most appreciated and can have a lifetime effect on others.
"I have been volunteering with the OACP for approximately 4 years. I do it because I love helping people, it’s not for awards or for glory, it’s about making change. Sometimes you don’t know the effect you can have on someone."
Agnes Footman, OACP Volunteer
I'm happy to serve on the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry Board because the pantry serves as an important resource for people in the community who need additional support in meeting their basic necessities for themselves and their families."
Ava McCall, OACP Board Member
"I was homeless when I started coming here, and I really believe the pantry saved my life. Not only with food, but with friendhip and resouces I did not know about."
Christine Moore, Volunteer/Client
"I’ve been thankfully introduced to the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry as a part-time volunteer through Forward Service Corporation since November, 2017. I’ve been able to strengthen several skills involving customer service for employment."