December 5, 2012 – Confections for Any Occasion Launches “Chocolates for a Cause” Food Drive for Area Pantry

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in 2012, Press Releases |

Chocolates for a Cause


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Confections for Any Occasion Launches “Chocolates for a Cause” Food Drive for Area Pantry

Theresa, Wis., December 5, 2012— Hunger during the holidays is unfortunately the reality for more than 570,000 Wisconsinites. According to UW-Extension Report “Fighting hunger in Wisconsin communities”, 1 in 11 households struggle to put food on the table during the holidays and all year-round. That’s why, Confections for Any Occasion, a chocolate shop in downtown Theresa, is asking shoppers to help their neighbors in need by bringing non-perishable goods for chocolates.

Now thru January, 31, 2013, Confections for Any Occasion encourages holiday shoppers to bring any non-perishable food item(s) to their shop located at 101 N. Milwaukee Street, Theresa, WI that will be given to the Mayville Food Pantry.

“For every non-perishable food item you bring into our shop you will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate for our chocolates”, says Joel Bernhard, owner and blind candy maker of Confections for Any Occasion. “The more canned goods one brings in the more chances to win chocolates and satisfaction of helping area families in need.”

Kelly Baumann, Director of the Mayville Food Pantry, explains how neighbors can help local families in need. “Together we can make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. We are very appreciative of Joel and his staff’s kind-heartedness to help feed local families that are unable to push away from the table with full bellies.”

When bringing in food pantry items, one can also shop for luscious chocolates made fresh from the kitchen of Confections. Choose from mouthwatering truffles to chewy caramels, meltaways, sponge/angel candy, truffles and toffee for an irresistible taste available in 1 to 5 Lb. assorted boxed chocolates. Signature chocolate novelties handmade by Joel consists of chocolate molded into 3D Christmas trees, Santa’s, sleighs, snowmen, wreaths and more. Plus, Joel’s “Chocolate Pops” on a stick – shaped into snowflakes, elves and reindeer.

Confection’s also offers Wisconsin-inspired holiday gift boxes. Convenient ready-to-ship gift boxes are perfect for a family or friend a state or two away. Choose from several gift boxes that can be picked up or shipped to one’s door.

A Taste of Wisconsin Box is the ultimate gift for the foodie on your list. The box features all Wisconsin products including maple syrup, cheese, honey, jam, sausage, popcorn and Confections chocolate-shaped cows. For the Packer fan on your list, the Packer Backer gift box is a game day treat. This green and gold taste includes fresh caramel corn, football shaped and helmet-shaped chocolates and Cheesehead wine. For that hard-to-shop for person on your list, give the Party Essentials Pack. This gift box includes nut brittle, Wisconsin cheese, a bottle of wine from Three Lakes Winery, Jim’s Blue Ribbon Sausage and chocolate-shaped root beer barrels.

For more information on Confections “Chocolates for a Cause” call 920.488.9269 or connect with us on Facebook. To order online visit the website at to find unique, one-of-a-kind hand-crafted gourmet chocolates, truffles, toffee, caramels and confections, sure to be the perfect gift for a special someone, event or holiday celebration.


Confections For Any Occasion founded in 2000 by Joel Bernhard, a young blind entrepreneur, is a gourmet showcase of the finest chocolates, truffles and specialty confections. Specializing in uniquely hand-crafted chocolate creations customized personally for holidays, wedding to baby celebrations and everything in between, to one-of-a-kind designed chocolates for a special someone to corporate gifts. Using the finest Swiss-style chocolate and freshest dairy and nuts sourced locally, Joel’s interest in baking and candy making inspired him to become an entrepreneur in the confectionary industry.