"Unbelievable gift:" Business owner provides a "lift" to Mukwonago food pantry

MUKWONAGO (WITI) -- The Mukwonago Food Pantry stalled with problems got a big lift from a business in town.

After 25 years of running the pantry, few things have slowed Cindy Eggleston down as she operated the pantry.

"For food, we do about 300 families a month. And for the year we do about 5000 families for total services," said Eggleston.

Food boxes always need to be stacked and packed for pickup and delivery. But then recently, the pantry's delivery truck died. That's where Matt Weinstock stepped in.

Weinstock is the general manager of Amato Ford -- just down the road from the food pantry. Word came to Weinstock that the food pantry needed some wheels -- and he decided to give a big red lift. He donated an SUV to the pantry.

"2003 Ford Explorer -- best-selling vehicle of all time," said Weinstock.

"Unbelievable gift. I keep saying 'thank you,' but it seems inadequate to just say 'thank you' because it's so much more than that," said Eggleston.

The Mukwonago Food Pantry operates entirely on private donations -- and has since it opened in 1989. CLICK HERE if you would like to make a donation.

Eggleston is the only full-time, paid staff relying largely on volunteer help.