By Baxter Colburn
Businesses in Northern Door County are providing a local food pantry with ample donations to help those in need. Stella Maris Care 24/7 Food Pantry in Sister Bay is benefitting from generous food donations thanks to the Main Street Market, Nicolet Beach Store, and Peninsula State Park. Since opening their doors in February 2016, the pantry has never gone without supplies for those in need, according to food pantry coordinator Steve Schultz. Schultz credits the incredible and overwhelming support of the community towards their success.
Schultz says the coming winter months bring the toughest times for all area pantries due to many businesses closing and not having extra food to donate. Canned fruit remains the biggest need for the pantry, along with feminine care products. Those interested in donating can stop by the 24/7 pantry in Sister Bay.