2017 MS Kickoff Meeting

It was an honor and a pleasure to have Colleen Kalt, the President and CEO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Wisconsin Chapter stop by for our annual MS Kickoff Meeting and share her thoughts and updates regarding MS. Our Store Managers are so excited and passionate about selling the pin-ups. I know they cannot wait to hear the stories that their customers share with them and how this disease affects so many people.

To learn more about Multiple Sclerosis, please click on the link below. 


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Look at all those boxes of Pin-ups.

Open Pantry Raising Money and Awareness For The Multiple Sclerosis Movement

It’s that time of the year again…

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Open Pantry stores in Wisconsin and Illinois are raising money and awareness for the MS movement by selling Walk MS Pin-ups now through the end of April 2017. Come and show your support by visiting one of our WI or IL locations buying a Pin-up and helping support this great cause.

MS Winning Afternoon At Arlington Park Race Track!

 We have an amazing team of managers and employees that go above and beyond to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society every year. And this year we raised $35,000…WOW, what a remarkable amount that is. As a thank you for their hard work we invited the managers to an afternoon at the Horse Races.horses_racing_to_the_finish_lg_clr_12785 What a great outing it was, the weather was spectacular and the venue was outstanding.

 For quite a few of us this was our first time at the racetracks and learning how to place bets was quite entertaining. Here are some photos from such a fun afternoon.

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2016 National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter Walk

For the past 18 years, we have been proud to participate in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter Walk every year and this year was no different.


This was by far the coldest Walk many of our employees had participated in. However, it wasn’t anything that a nice hot cup of coffee and a donut or any of the other wonderful breakfast foods that Open Pantry sponsored (juices, water, fruit, bagels and some breakfast bars) couldn’t fix.

For 2016 we were able to raise $35,000 for this great cause by selling MS Pin-ups & bracelets. Some of the stores also had bake sales to raise money.


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MS Pin-ups 2016

With just over a month to go until the annual MS Walk, Open Pantry has raised over $15,000 by selling Walk MS Pin-ups and also having Bake sales. Our stores have been doing an amazing job of getting our customers involved and also sharing their personal stories with our employees at the store. Thank you to everybody who has donated money towards this cause, we at Open Pantry and MS are very appreciative.

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Please visit one of the 8 Open Pantry locations and see the wall, and ceiling, of MS Pin-ups, maybe your name is on one of them?

Together we will find a cure!

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