By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Apr 20, 2020 at 3:30 PM

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Riverwest Public House, the cooperative bar and gathering place at 815 E. Locust St., has turned their focus to assisting the community through a pop-up food pantry.

"As we are currently unable to operate as a bar, we have been thinking of ways to remain connected to our beloved community," noted a Facebook post on the initiative, which builds on one of the primary principles of the cooperative model: concern for community.

The pop-up food pantry will operate in front of the Riverwest Public House on Sundays and Mondays from noon to 6 p.m., offering donated provisions – including bread, dairy products, produce and select other items – for community members in need.

Community members who would like to donate items to the pantry should send a direct message to Riverwest Public House on Facebook.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.