Staff and Board

Our staff and board recognize the value of each donation, and are committed to utilizing every resource we have to feed the hungry men, women and children of our area.

If you have any questions about the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry, or would like more information, please contact us.

Board of Directors

• Becky Meissner, Chair
• Mike Lueder, Vice Chair
• Bill Albrecht, Treasurer
• Byron Adams, Leadership Oshkosh Adjunct Member
• Jennifer Heim, Leadership Oshkosh Adjunct Member
• Linda Janotha
• Mary Krueger
• Ava McCall
• Rob Messina
• Meghan Ziemet
• Rachel Hansen

Tom Fojtik, Executive Director

Tom is a native of Cudahy, Wisconsin and has lived in Oshkosh since 1982. He completed a 35 year career at UW Oshkosh in 2017, where he worked in the university’s housing program. Tom is extremely active in the greater Oshkosh community, serving as a member and Chair of the Oshkosh Plan Commission, as well as on the board of Oshkosh Healthy Neighborhoods, an organization working collaboratively with the City of Oshkosh to create vibrant neighborhood associations and improve the stock of affordable owner-occupied housing in the city. Tom has also served on the Steering Committee for the Leadership Oshkosh program and as a board member for Junior Achievement. He brings a broad, strategic perspective to the Pantry as we try to reduce hunger and food insecurity among our neighbors, friends and fellow Oshkosh citizens. Tom received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Chicago. He is a passionate gardener, dog-walker, baseball fan, football fan and a proud supporter of UW Oshkosh athletic teams and theater performances. Tom’s spouse works at UWO and they have two college-age children, one in Milwaukee and the other in Minneapolis.

Brandon Wittman, Inventory Manager

Brandon is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a bachelors in Political Science, History, and a minor in Biology. Brandon is originally from Appleton, WI and currently resides in Oshkosh. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys being outdoors hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, canoeing, running, and traveling up North. Brandon has competed in several marathons, half marathons, and triathlons. Brandon has even helped Run4Hunger for the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry back in 2015! Brandon is excited to join the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry team and to make a different in the community.

Andrew Sell, Program Manager

Andrew is passionate about finding lasting solutions to adaptive problems. His 20+ career has focused on sustainable community building and entrepreneurship. He has consulted for multiple local businesses and government agencies around the topic of food security and poverty relief. He has created several businesses that work to strengthen the food system and empower and elevate people in poverty. He is married to his amazing gardener and graphic designer wife Rebekah and they have four children. He is blessed to be able to do his favorite hobby both at home and at the food panty: cooking.

Jordan Wind, Operations Manager

Jordan graduated from Trinity International University with a degree in Christian Ministries with an emphasis in youth ministry. With over 12 years in youth ministry and the social services field, Jordan finds great joy in assisting people of all ages to take next steps in growing in wholeness and independence. Though a Chicago native, Jordan loves the Fox Valley Area for its warm relational culture, cultural diversity, outdoor recreational outlets, and great partnerships between the social services. In his spare time, Jordan is a coffee and Tough Mudder enthusiast.

How You Can Help

We rely on volunteers to inspect, sort, shelve and distribute donated food. Become a partner in the fight against hunger. The volunteer spirit is alive and well in our community.