La Porte’s Rotary Club opens four new food pantries in the area


Pictured, from left, are Rotarians Fonda Owens, Becky Pressel, project chair, and Danielle Eigenmann.

There will be four new food pantries in the area, thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club of La Porte.

The new pantries will be located at three places in LaPorte: La Porte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Ave., and Sacred Heart Church, 130 Bach St.; and one at the Kingsford Heights Library, 436 Evanston Rd.

Working to ensure that those in need have access to food, Rotarians helped with the development and construction of the pantries. Becky Pressel, project chair, described the project as a team effort, noting that Centier Bank, Von Tobel Lumber,  Pressel Enterprises, and MGM Glass helped support the project.

“Our club is dedicated to helping enhance the quality of life in our community, and we’re especially concerned that, because of the COVID pandemic, we still have individuals and families who are going hungry because they don’t have access to food supplies,” she said. “We wanted to be a part of the community-wide effort to help see that doesn’t happen and we hope that people will  help keep the pantries stocked, following the motto that, ‘If you have a little, give a little. If you need a little, take a little.'”

2 Responses to “La Porte’s Rotary Club opens four new food pantries in the area”

  1. Kathy Daniels

    Sep 12. 2020

    This is really needed. Thanks to the Rotary Club. No one should be hungry.
    Kathy Daniels

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  2. Gail R Johnson

    Sep 12. 2020

    Thank you for your leadership!

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