A donation by Tomah Health staff made the recent holidays a bit merrier for Tomah’s Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry.


Staff had the choice to accept a  gift certificate from the hospital as a holiday gift or donate the value of the item to the food pantry.


The result was a three-thousand one hundred fifty-dollar donation to the food pantry, which executive director Dawn Pleuss (Ploy-ce) said will help the organization with day- to -day expenses.


Over the last 12 years the hospital has made the donation which has totaled over 30-thousand dollars to the local pantry.


Pleuss said the number of people who visit the pantry has been increasing to nearly six-hundred families each month…. up from about four-hundred a month one year ago.


Tomah’s Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry is located at eleven-eighteen (1118) West Veterans Street in Tomah.