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River Falls Community Food Pantry

Providing food, with respect and dignity, in times of need
to those in the River Falls Community

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Our History:

The Food Pantry was located at Ezekiel Lutheran Church for over 20 years. They provided space at no cost to the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry started out in a small closet and was operated by a small, dedicated group of volunteers. A person in need would call one of the volunteers during business hours to meet them at the Food Pantry.

In 2006, the program was reorganized, creating open door hours, including evening and weekend hours. The Food Pantry experienced immediate growth. Due to this growth, we had to expand into classrooms and closets. We then partnered with 2nd Harvest Food Bank, which enabled us to keep up with demand. The changing economy continued to bring increasing demand, and we moved to our present location at 222 North Main, Suite C.

Our Food Pantry is a volunteer organization. We have about 40+ active volunteers that work with clients, another 14 that drive to make commercial food donation pick ups, and another group that helps unload deliveries and stock shelves.

In 2007 at Ezekiel Lutheran Church, we had 2,446 client visits. In 2012 we had 4,617 client visits. During some months in 2012, client visits exceeded 400, and food distribution often exceeded 30,000 pounds per month. In 2017 we saw an average of 250 households per month and gave out an average of 20,000 pounds of food. We are one of the largest food pantries in Western Wisconsin, and the largest food pantry in Pierce and St. Croix Counties.

Mission Statement

To provide food,with respect and dignity, in times of need to those in the River Falls community.

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