In an annual tradition that began in the late ’90s, Kondex associates were recently given the opportunity to donate to local causes. This year, associates raised $1,075 for the Lomira Food Pantry and an additional $1,075 for the Lomira Giving Tree! These resources will not only be used to distribute food and holiday gifts, but also help towards things like rent, utilities, medical/dental expenses, and/or gas to those in need within our community.

Both the Food Pantry and Giving Tree charities are a division of Trinity United Methodist Church’s Compassionate Fund, chaired by longtime friend of Kondex, Ralph Germain. Kondex’s involvement with the Compassionate Fund began in 2005 when then Pastor John Hobbins and Kondex co-founder Jim Wessing were introduced. Pastor Hobbins had just appointed Fond du Lac Crop Walk organizer and Trinity parishioner Ralph Germain to lead the charge of a Lomira Crop Walk and brand-new Lomira Food Pantry. The Pantry, which officially opened on December 3, 2005, has been housed at Trinity ever since.

(L-R) Kondex associates Jon, Sarah, and Keith pose with Lomira Compassionate Fund Chairman Ralph Germain (second from left).

“We are proud to have our Kondex roots planted in Lomira, Wisconsin, and support the local community organizations such as the Lomira Food Pantry and Giving Tree,” commented Kondex Human Resources Representative Kelly Peterson.

(L-R) Kondex associates Bill, Sonia, and Keith pose with Lomira Compassionate Fund Chairman Ralph Germain (second from right).

In 2019, the Lomira Food Pantry will have served around 40 families in the greater Lomira area and is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. For assistance or to volunteer, please contact Ralph at 920-979-3041.