Merrill Foto News and MMC focused on community

TINA L. SCOTT
EDITOR

Multi Media Channels (MMC), which is the parent company of the Merrill Foto News and many other publications in Wisconsin, has a mission to help the homeless and to try to end homelessness in our local communities.
We also recognize it’s not just the homeless that need help. There are many others who find it difficult to make ends meet and to put food on the table amid rising prices. As the holidays approach, this can be a particularly stressful time for many. And even those who thought they would never need a food pantry may find themselves in need of a helping hand.
We want to help by collecting non-perishable food items here at the Merrill Foto News office, 921 E. Main St., in Merrill, during our normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We recognize the Community Food Pantry has limited hours, so we are hopeful that this additional donation location will make it easier for community members to donate non-perishable food to help others within our Lincoln County community. All donations collected will go directly to the Community Food Pantry of Lincoln County.
And MMC and the Foto News hope that by providing an additional drop-off location for non-perishable items, the Merrill community can provide even more help to those in need in our own area.
While you are doing your normal shopping, if you are able, pick up a few extra non-perishable grocery items and drop them off at the Foto News office when you’re downtown.
This will be an ongoing effort to help the Community Food Pantry.
Need help?
In June 2022, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) set up a new program of eligibility for clients. This reflects new income limits, so families that may not have been eligible to receive help in the past may now qualify to receive the help they need from the Community Food Pantry. If your family is in need, call the Community Food Pantry at 715.536.4505 to see if you are eligible and/or to set up an appointment. The Community Food Pantry of Lincoln County is located at 503 S. Center Ave. in Merrill, just north of the hospital in the Menard Center, Door M-8. Hours are: Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Appointments are preferred.
Thank you to the community
The co-managers of the Community Food Pantry, Al Crevier and Sister Celine Goessl, said the people of the Merrill area have been most generous in providing food and funds to carry on the work of the pantry, whose mission is: “to provide supplemental food on a monthly basis to those in need in Lincoln County, particularly those who are below the Federal Poverty Guidelines. We also provide food to anyone in an emergency situation.”
Particularly during the summer months, the pantry is blessed to receive donations from the Community Gardens and individuals who shared fresh fruits and vegetables from their gardens.
Local churches and local businesses, such as Nickolas Farms, Golden Harvest, Walmart, Kwik Trip, Pine Ridge Gas Station, the Aspirus Cafeteria, County Market, Tri-Hi Trucking, and Merrill Distributing also make periodic donations to the food pantry. Individuals and companies have also given generous monetary donations.
“For these and for any individuals who have donated food, money, and time, we wish you God’s blessing and a sincere thank you,” Crevier and Goessl said.
“Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for many things and we, especially want to ask God to bless all of you who help to make this large food pantry in the midst of the city of Merrill, available to those who are in need,” said Sister Celine. “Thank you also to our Board, which is made up of someone from each church in Merrill, for Dick Duginski, Lila Duginski, and Debbie Page who are at the pantry every morning to keep shelves stocked, donations accepted, and phones answered.”
The Community Food Pantry is run by volunteers and can always use more volunteers to help, so if you have a few hours of time each week or just a free morning, call to see how you can help.

Merrill Foto News and MMC focused on community

TINA L. SCOTT
EDITOR

Multi Media Channels (MMC), which is the parent company of the Merrill Foto News and many other publications in Wisconsin, has a mission to help the homeless and to try to end homelessness in our local communities.
We also recognize it’s not just the homeless that need help. There are many others who find it difficult to make ends meet and to put food on the table amid rising prices. As the holidays approach, this can be a particularly stressful time for many. And even those who thought they would never need a food pantry may find themselves in need of a helping hand.
We want to help by collecting non-perishable food items here at the Merrill Foto News office, 921 E. Main St., in Merrill, during our normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We recognize the Community Food Pantry has limited hours, so we are hopeful that this additional donation location will make it easier for community members to donate non-perishable food to help others within our Lincoln County community. All donations collected will go directly to the Community Food Pantry of Lincoln County.
And MMC and the Foto News hope that by providing an additional drop-off location for non-perishable items, the Merrill community can provide even more help to those in need in our own area.
While you are doing your normal shopping, if you are able, pick up a few extra non-perishable grocery items and drop them off at the Foto News office when you’re downtown.
This will be an ongoing effort to help the Community Food Pantry.
Need help?
In June 2022, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) set up a new program of eligibility for clients. This reflects new income limits, so families that may not have been eligible to receive help in the past may now qualify to receive the help they need from the Community Food Pantry. If your family is in need, call the Community Food Pantry at 715.536.4505 to see if you are eligible and/or to set up an appointment. The Community Food Pantry of Lincoln County is located at 503 S. Center Ave. in Merrill, just north of the hospital in the Menard Center, Door M-8. Hours are: Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Appointments are preferred.
Thank you to the community
The co-managers of the Community Food Pantry, Al Crevier and Sister Celine Goessl, said the people of the Merrill area have been most generous in providing food and funds to carry on the work of the pantry, whose mission is: “to provide supplemental food on a monthly basis to those in need in Lincoln County, particularly those who are below the Federal Poverty Guidelines. We also provide food to anyone in an emergency situation.”
Particularly during the summer months, the pantry is blessed to receive donations from the Community Gardens and individuals who shared fresh fruits and vegetables from their gardens.
Local churches and local businesses, such as Nickolas Farms, Golden Harvest, Walmart, Kwik Trip, Pine Ridge Gas Station, the Aspirus Cafeteria, County Market, Tri-Hi Trucking, and Merrill Distributing also make periodic donations to the food pantry. Individuals and companies have also given generous monetary donations.
“For these and for any individuals who have donated food, money, and time, we wish you God’s blessing and a sincere thank you,” Crevier and Goessl said.
“Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for many things and we, especially want to ask God to bless all of you who help to make this large food pantry in the midst of the city of Merrill, available to those who are in need,” said Sister Celine. “Thank you also to our Board, which is made up of someone from each church in Merrill, for Dick Duginski, Lila Duginski, and Debbie Page who are at the pantry every morning to keep shelves stocked, donations accepted, and phones answered.”
The Community Food Pantry is run by volunteers and can always use more volunteers to help, so if you have a few hours of time each week or just a free morning, call to see how you can help.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top