How do your food donations make a difference?

Making Spirits Bright was initiated in 2012 by the Sheboygan County Rotary Clubs to provide a quality, exciting, family event and to collect much needed pantry items. To accomplish that goal, Making Spirits Bright partners annually with the Sheboygan County Food Bank (Food Bank). The pantry donations received at Making Spirits Bright are presented to the Food Bank, thus assisting them with fulfilling their two-fold mission:

    • To feed the hungry through supporting and improving the food distribution system in Sheboygan County.
    • To guide individuals seeking assistance to appropriate resources to meet their other basic needs.

Grocery ItemsDonations from Making Spirits Bright are delivered nightly to the warehouse for storage and later distributed to the ten individual food pantries that comprise the Food Bank as well as 29 other partners throughout Sheboygan County. Each pantry then distributes these goods locally to those who truly need them. Over 3,500 households are served by the Food Bank and its partners each year. In addition to the dedicated pantry partners, a variety of smaller non-profit service organizations also benefit from donations such as Bridgeway & Beyond, Safe Harbor of Sheboygan, and Nourish Farms.

Food Pantry VolunteerIn 2016, the Food Bank consolidated its operations and storage efforts into one facility on N. 21st Street in Sheboygan. The new warehouse space provides much needed storage in a centralized location, facilitating collection and distribution efforts. The addition of a donated commercial freezer has allowed acceptance of perishable items, a great benefit to pantry recipients. Another notable innovation in the past year is the implementation of an ordering and delivery system for local pantries, resulting in valuable time and manpower savings for each organization.

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from Making Spirits Bright, the Food Bank has been able to purchase needed items, such as paper and hygiene products, baby products, particularly diapers, as well as items for special dietary needs. More focus is directed at providing healthy food choices for their clients.

The Food Bank is always looking for volunteers. Areas of need include truck drivers for pick up and delivery of donated items as well as warehouse sorters as donations are received. Please contact shebctyfoodbank@att.net if you can provide this type of assistance. For more information, go to: Sheboygan County Food Bank

The Salvation Army

710 Pennsylvania Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-3723


The Sheboygan Food Pantry

3115 N 21st Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 452-4737


St. Luke United Methodist

623 Ontario Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-3461


St. Peter Claver Catholic Church

1439 S. 12th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 457-9408


North Side Christian Food Pantry

2133 N. 22nd Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-7070


Week-End Working Families Food Pantry

(Sheboygan Christian High School)
929 Greenfield Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081


St. Mark Lutheran Church

1019 N. 7th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-4343


Calvary Lutheran Food Pantry

2132 North 27th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-4822


Mapledale Food Pantry

4015 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 889-8446


Sheboygan Falls Food Pantry

529 Giddings
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
(920) 917-2235


Plymouth Food Pantry

2225 Eastern Avenue
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 893-2989


Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry

310 Center Avenue
Adell, WI 53001
(920) 447-2293


First Reformed Food Vault

905 Superior Avenue
Oostburg WI 53070
(920) 564-2319


Faith Reformed Food Pantry

243 South 4th Street
Cedar Grove WI 53015
(920) 918-5218


Upcoming Events

  1. Opening night!

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Karen Bruinooge – Sheboygan Symphony Violinist

    November 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Gene Wilhelm – Button Box

    November 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Making Spirits Bright Holiday Light Show – Day 2

    November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Visit Santa Claus

    November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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