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About Us

The Schulenburg Area Food Pantry (SAFP) has a modified “Client Choice” food distribution system. This was designed after the Ohio State University Extension model of the Rainbow of Choice, offering healthful selections within the five-food groups based on the My Pyramid system.

This has allowed the clients to choose food, based on their need and preference. For those clients not used to accepting “donated food,” this friendly store environment is perhaps a more acceptable option for maintaining the dignity of these clients than that of a traditional food pantry.

In an attempt to promote healthy food choices, our volunteers offer suggestions to the clients  on how to use various food items such as dried cranberries on cereal or as a snack choice.

We have given out recipes for use with USDA commodities.



General Information


The SAFP currently serves on average 131 low-income families every month. Our clients can utilize the food panty once a month.


In 2021, we served 1,157 households comprised of 4,639 individuals.   We delivered our clients 108,413 pounds of food, requiring 3,885 volunteer hours. And the community donated 40,600 pounds of food to our organization.


The SAFP was established in 1996. In 2004, we elected a community board of directors who obtained corporate status in Texas and a 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 2005.


The Schulenburg Area Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. All gifts are deductible to the full extent allowed by tax laws.


SAFP is a partner since January 1996 with the Central Texas Food Bank CTFB, Austin, Texas.


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Board of Directors


Debra Blansitt, President


Jack Niesner, Vice President 


Kim Olsovsky, Treasurer


Sheila Brossmann, Secretary


Rodney Michalke, Communications Secretary



Connie Koopmann, Director


Ed Semler, Director


Louise Berger, Director


Veronica Smith, Director


About Our Logo 

SAFP Logo Framed


The Schulenburg Area Food Pantry's logo evolved when the board of directors approached Mrs. Sharron Hoogendoorn, an art instructor at Schulenburg ISD.


Sharron held a competition and several great proposals were submitted. Kodi Dvorak's drawing was the one that caught our eye.


With the help of Suzanne Batchelder, a local artist, Kodi's artwork became our logo, which is proudly printed on our letterhead and thank you notes.