SP AgainstHunger

Sauk Prairie Against Hunger is focused on feeding people locally and globally.  We work with the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry and the Sauk Prairie School District Locally and Feed My Starving Children for meals to aid Globally.  We are motivated by our love of Christ and His Children and His command to feed Him through the hungry.  There are numerous ways to get involved! 

Learn more at MakingServicePersonal.org/SPAH

Pack Event - We gather at Grand Avenue Elementary School one Thursday-Saturday in October to package meals with Feed My Starving Children (based in Minnesota).  God allows us to work all year and raises the money to sponsor the meals (22 cents/meal).  It all comes together in this wonderful 3 day event!!!  In 3 Pack Events, 2,911 volunteers have packaged 762,264 meals - enough to feed 969 children for a year!!! It is a moving experience for everyone involved and we praise God that He uses us to bring this to Sauk Prairie!!!

 

SPAH Core Team -  A group who meets twice a month to seek the Lord and His heart for His people and coordinate the efforts of Sauk Prairie Against Hunger.

 

SP Food Pantry -  SPAH is responsible to staff the SP Food Pantry Distribution on the 4th Wed of each month.  We help families navigate the Food Pantry to receive their food, help them load their cars, etc.  Sign-up to volunteer →

 

SPAH Backpacks - We find sponsorships for and send home bags of food with SP School families 4 times a year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring & Summer Breaks).  Families receive the bag of food plus a $20 coupon to be used at Pig/Sentry/Kwik Trip for dairy, meat, fruit/veggies etc. (160 families/break in 2015) Learn more →

 

Community Garden -  Located at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Prairie du Sac, our Community Garden grows food for those who plant, weed, and/or harvest to enjoy.  We have set times for volunteers to come and we teach about planting, maintaining, and harvesting food from a Garden.  Anyone who helps with the garden has the opportunity to share in the produce.  Extras go to community meals/groups and the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry. Learn more →

 

Pack Event Fundraisers:

Ladies Night Out - Hosted at the Dorf Haus, we collect donations for Silent & Live Auctions (purses, accessories, gift certificates, wine/chocolate, etc).  Dinner is a competition in 3 categories - soup - breads - desserts.  Attendees vote for their favorite with their money, so the dish with the most donations in each category WINS!!! Learn more →

 

Plant & Garage Sale - Hosted in the back yard of 6:8, we ask for donations of plants: annual and perennial plants - flowers, veggies, etc. and certain garage sale items to sell.

 

Flavors of Sauk Prairie - Held at Sauk Prairie’s Fire on the River 4th of July Celebration.  Flavors is a competition in 4 categories - appetizer - main dish - side dish - desserts.  Attendees vote for their favorites with tickets, so one dish in each category WINS!!!  The event also includes a Silent Auction and games, including a Dunk Tank with “famous” Sauk Prairie people to be dunked. Learn more →

 

Farmer’s Market Bake Sales - Volunteers bake pies, breads, bars, cinnamon rolls, and more to sell at the Farmer’s Market the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of June - September. Learn more →

 

T-shirts - We design T-shirts to sell.  Each SPAH T-shirt sponsors 50 meals.  T-shirts are $20 and Women’s shirts (slightly dressier) are $25.  Learn more →

 

Cow Chip Food Booth - We sell Pies (by the slice and a la mode and whole) and Loaded Baked Potatoes at the Cow Chip Festival Labor Day Weekend. Learn more →

 

Fundraising Cans - Canisters are set out at local businesses to collect change and get the word out.

 

Mailings and Presentations - We send out mailings to businesses, Churches, Groups, and individuals who have been involved and try to talk with as many of these people/groups as possible throughout the year.

 

Churches and other Non-profits/Groups - Many Churches promote the Pack Event, raise money, and bring groups to pack the food.  We give resources, handouts, and support in different ways as each desires.