Lodi Area Needs Network (LANN)

by Free Speech on July 16, 2009

Lodi, WI~

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Lodi, WI Wisconsin

We are Jon & Chris Plumer. We own and operate the Karate America karate school here in Lodi. We have recently formed a  charitable organization called the Lodi Area Needs Network or LANN. What we plan to do with LANN is organize periodic
food drives to help supply the local food pantry here in Lodi. Our other main activity will be to host an annual Thanksgiving dinner for those who either can’t afford to, have no family in the area or for elderly folks who are not capable of preparing such a mean any longer. We will also be offering delivery that day to older folks who are unable to join us. Paster Mike Lee has so generously offered to let us use the kitchen and dining area at First Luthern Church on Pleasant Street. What we are in need of is donations for food and help in getting the word out to those in need. We’re hoping to have them call with reservations so we have some idea of how much food and help we’ll need. Please contact us if you can help in any way.

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1 lyl July 16, 2009 at 1:39 PM

The Lodi Valley Farmers’ Market has been a source for fresh produce for the Lodi Area Food Pantry for 5 years during the growing season. Vendors and community members alike donate at the market barn on Fridays and on Saturday mornings the pantry folks disburse the produce to families in need and also seniors in the area unable to come to the market. The pantry could use a few volunteers on Fridays from about 5:30 to 6pm to make ’rounds at the market with the pantry’s wagon to pick up produce donated by vendors. the produce then goes into the large coolers in the market barn for the night. If anyone can help on any Friday, please contact Judy Brownrigg at 592-4626 to schedule your time. This is a short and sweet opportunity to get to know the good folks at the market that have been so generous over the years. If your garden ‘overfloweth’that bounty is also accepted at the market barn on Fridays from 2pm to 6pm. And, I would think that it would be totally appropriate for some of the winter squash and long-lasting produce that is donated in October to be used for your ThanksGiving dinner as well. The market runs through the end of October. You can call me as well if you have questions. Lyn Lorenz Lodi Valley Farmers’ Market Coordinator 608.635.4105 or e-mail lodifarmersmarket@centurytel.net

2 Susan Manak July 16, 2009 at 10:49 AM

We’ll be there to help with cooking, delivery and whatever else you need!

The Manak Family

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