It has been a record breaking month for the Sun Prairie Food Pantry, as it crossed the . . .
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Sun Prairie Food Pantry Surpasses Total Numbers Served in All of Last Year


It has been a record breaking month for the Sun Prairie Food Pantry, as it crossed the threshold of serving more families, households, and unique people than in all of 2022. 

This is unprecedented demand for the pantry, putting a strain on the program's volunteers and donation-based budget.

Robust federal support during the height of pandemic, such as increased FoodShare and other benefits, lifted many out of poverty. As those benefits have unwound alongside historically high inflation, many families are struggling to make ends meet and are turning to the pantry to put food on the table.

The Sun Prairie Food Pantry was already seeing a record demand in 2022 when an average of 72,000 pounds of food per month was distributed to families and individuals. Today, that average has increased 30% to 93,000 pounds each month, and daily visits are up 130%. 

If you are able to help the pantry, now is the time. Food and personal care item donations can be dropped off at 18 Rickel Road in Sun Prairie, or CLICK HERE to make a financial donation that will be used to help keep the shelves stocked for those in need.

Summer Kids Challenge Launched as Part of Stuff the Bus Fundraising Campaign

Sunshine Place is once again challenging kids in our community to raise funds and awareness for Stuff the Bus! Each child who participates in the Summer Kids Challenge will receive a token good for a free scoop of Culver’s frozen custard and will also be entered into a drawing to receive frozen custard for a year! The deadline to submit your photo to be entered in the grand prize drawing is noon on Monday, August 14th. Visit our Facebook page or Stuff the Bus page on our website to learn more about how to participate. 
The Summer Kids Challenge is part of the overall fundraising campaign to raise $20,000 that will provide 1,600 kids in Sun Prairie with school supplies and backpacks.
We still need your help to reach our fundraising goal! CLICK HERE to make a financial donation today and help us make sure that every child has the necessities they need to start the upcoming school year off right. Every donation makes a difference!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Community Shout Outs

Thank you to all the individuals and businesses who donated and volunteered to support Sunshine Place this past month. The impact of our programs is only possible through your support. Below are just a few highlights of your recent kindness: 

We are grateful for our community partners and all of the volunteers helping to make our summer lunch program a success. Through our collective efforts, 1042 lunches have been made for kids in Sun Prairie so far this summer. And thank you to our most recent sponsors: BB Jacks, Forever Home Real Estate, and Orfan Boot Camp! 


Thank you to the recent groups that provided volunteers and food to each serve more than 400 community members at Sunshine Supper. Host groups included the City of Sun Prairie, QBE, Bristol Lutheran Church, Rooted Right Ministries. 

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