By Cynthia Germain
Pets can also get the food they need thanks to the help of a local group’s donations. Heidi Penthoff, who coordinate the efforts of the Door of Life Food Pantry in Sister Bay, says that a group known as the “Peninsula Pet Pantry” keep their shelves stocked with dog and cat food. Penthoff notes that she has seen an increase in the pantry’s usage this winter and these donations address an often overlooked need of the pets in the family.
Like all pantries this time of year, the Door of Life Pantry continue to need donations of dry food products that can be mixed easily with water as well as personal care items. They also can provide refrigerated items and have been fortunate to receive donated venison, fish and other staples. The Door of Life Pantry is a small pantry housed in the Door of Life church and is open 24/7 to everyone regardless of income status, without obligation or explanation, in times of crisis and seasons of need experienced by families throughout Door County.