Food for Freedom Set to Begin

Food for Freedom Logo
Monday Morning
We had a smaller group of 15 members and our guest speaker, Danny Loomans, at Monday’s meeting. “Happy Bucks” were offered by John Copper and Dave Lefeber for their upcoming vacations to Florida, Sharon Kollman for her granddaughter’s fifth place finish at the Green Lake fisheree and Pete Vercouteren for his and Barb’s not getting injured in a traffic accident on slippery roads last Friday night. Gary Miller was able to get five volunteers for an InterClub to the Noon Club for Tuesday. Marlin circulated a Get Well card for members to sign to encourage Ron Seidl to get better soon so he can get back to our Monday meetings. Dan Leeds announced that Trinity Baptist School was sponsoring a “Souped-Up” fundraiser on Thursday night at the Trinity Baptist School gym from 4:00-7:00pm. Carryouts are available. Dave Lefeber was the 50/50 Raffle winner and he was ready to win the big one for his vacation. Unfortunately for Dave he drew the Six of Hearts, not the winner he was hoping for. Next Monday’s game will have 33 cards, eight pay cards and a pot of at least $242.

Danny Loomans – Food for Freedom
Danny Loomans is a 16-year-old junior at Fond du Lac High School who is the driving force behind the Food For Freedom effort. The goals for the Food for Freedom effort are as follows:

  1. To provide Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Winnebago, Outagamie, and Brown counties with substantial amounts of food to feed thousands of people who are less fortunate in our communities.
  2. To be a leading effort in large food drives or other charitable events around our communities, our state, and our nation.
  3. To give the citizens of our communities emotions of excitement, accomplishment, success, fun and purpose.

The obvious question is how can we help?

  • Option 1: Donate Funds
  • Option 2: Organize a Food Drive at your Organization or place of business
  • Option 3: Be on a Board Subcommittee
  • Option 4: Volunteer During the Event
  • Option 5: Spread the Word About this Wonderful Event!

The event will be held on Saturday, May 25th starting at 1:00pm until Sunday, May 26th, ending at 1:00pm. During this 24 hour period it is hoped that over 560,000 pounds of food will be collected, sorted and loaded into semis for delivery to food pantries in the five county area. It is expected that over 1,000 volunteers will help with this herculean effort to not only break a Guinness World Record but also provide much needed food supplies for local food pantries that can in turn help those less fortunate than ourselves. If anyone can get it done, it will be Danny. What a fine, ambitious young man.