ADRC’s Memory Cafe donates to food pantry

Metro Wire Staff

A special group of participants in the Portage Co. Memory Café have made a donation to a local food pantry.

Members of the café this week collected 50 pounds of food for the Interfaith Food Pantry in Plover. The pantry was founded at a nonprofit in 2011 and is operated by volunteers.

The pantry hands out food to those in need on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the IFP’s storefront, 2810 Post Rd., Plover. The only requirement to receive food is to be a resident of Portage Co.

Memory Cafés are designed for individuals experiencing early-stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment. It works to provide participants with regular, enjoyable social interactions with others in similar circumstances in a safe, welcoming environment. Participants are accompanied by care partners, family or friends.

To learn more about the local Memory Café, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at (715) 346-1401 or toll-free at 1-866-920-2525.