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Food Pantries

South Wood Emerging Pantry Shelf (SWEPS)

Located at 331 12th Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids.   Provides food for those in need in south Wood County.  Individuals will receive a seven day food and hygiene (if available) supply packed by volunteers. Screening held on location during the operation hours of Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:00-4:00pm and Tuesday from 4:00-7:00pm. 715-422-2050.  Visit their website.

Christian Life Fellowship Food Pantry

Distributes pre-packaged bags on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30pm. Valid ID with current address required. Located at 600 7th Street, Port Edwards.  Call 715-887-3565.

Ruby’s Pantry

No qualifications to participate; just a $20 donation to cover the cost of transportation. Held the third Saturday of every month. Mobile food distribution site located at 501 17th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids. 715-423-3260.  Visit their website.

P.A.N.S. (Pittsville Area Neighbors Shelf)

Open the first and third Saturday of every month from 10-11:30am.  Call 715-884-2931 for more information.

Mobile Food Pantry

In the event a mobile food pantry is scheduled, eligible households can register online at The Neighborhood Table website or call United Way's 2-1-1 for available dates. 


Community Meal Sites

The Neighborhood Table

Serves free meals every Thursday and the last two Tuesdays of the month from 4:30-6:00pm at United Methodist Church, 441 Garfield St., Wisconsin Rapids. Carry-outs for homebound and others not able to attend in person available on Thursdays only. Carry-outs must be requested by noon on Thursdays by calling 715-422-1980.  No screening process or “qualifications” in order to participate.  Visit their website.

Aging & Disability Resource Center Senior Dining

Anyone age 60 or older, or their spouse, is eligible. Meal reservations should be made by noon one day in advance. Monetary donations encouraged and eligible persons who qualify will not be denied services if unable to contribute. Located at 220 South 3rd Avenue Suite #1, Wisconsin Rapids. Questions call: 715-421-0014 or 888-486-9545. Visit their website.

Our Father’s Table

Provides free meals on the last Monday of the month from 5-6pm. Meals are located at Faith Reformed Church, 1321 32nd Street North, Wisconsin Rapids. For home bound residents, call 715-423-3055 for a delivered meal.  Visit their website.

Free or Reduced Lunch Programs  

Provides nutritious meals to children during the summer when free or reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. Free meals will be made available to ALL children 18 years of age or younger. Various locations available. Call 2-1-1 for details. 

Summer Food Service Program (USDA)

Provides free and reduced price lunches to families that meet income eligibility guidelines. Register through your school district.


Other Resources 

The Family Center

Provides emergency food assistance to victims and their families of domestic violence and sexual assault. Located at 500 25th Street N., Wisconsin Rapids. A 24-hour phone line is also available at 715-421-1511.  Visit their website.



Backpack Programs

Rapids Family Backpacks 

Provides nutritious foods needed to make a family meal along with an easy-to-follow recipe.  Program is provided to select schools in Wisconsin Rapids for the school year beginning in October. Contact the school’s social worker or counselor for more information or to request a backpack.  Visit our website.

The Backpack for Kids Program

Provides backpacks full of food for the weekend for Nekoosa School District. There is enough food for two dinners, two breakfasts, and nutritional snacks. In addition, a $12.00 voucher to Piggly Wiggly in Nekoosa is included. A letter is sent to those families in regards to the program and what it entails.  Call 715-886-8099.



Delivered Meals

Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Meals on Wheels

Eligibility includes being 60 or older, mostly homebound, and unable to prepare balanced meals. The spouse of an eligible person may participate also. For  more information, contact ADRC at 715-421-0014 or 888-486-9545.  Visit their website. 

Aspirus Riverview Hospital Home Delivered Meals

Delivers hot, nutritious noon meal Monday thru Friday. For more information call 715-421-7447.  Visit their website (scroll down to Home Delivered Meals heading).



Government Assistance


Provides monthly financial support for low-income families and individuals to buy nutritious foods. To check eligibility or apply for benefits: or call the Northern Income Maintenance Consortium at 1-888-794-5722. Visit their website.

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and health care referrals for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children up to age 5.  Many working families qualify for WIC.  For more information call 715-421-8950.  Find us on Facebook for up-to-date information.  Visit their website.



Area FoodShare Vendors

ALDI– 1211 8th Street South

Bread & Butter Shop – 2130 8th Street South & 1740 17th Avenue South

CVS – 2410 8th Street South

Dollar General– 820 8th Street South & 951 West Grand Avenue

Dollar Tree– 3211 8th Street South

Family Natural Foods– 910 West Grand Avenue

Fast Mobile– 3600 8th Street South

G Mini Mart– 2411 8th Street South

K Mini Mart– 211 8th Street South

Kwik Trip– 2520 West Grand Avenue, 3030 Plover Road, 4611 8th Street South & 1111 Lincoln Street

Local Farmer’s Markets– Call 2-1-1

Loyal-Phant Market - 3031 Plover Road

Papa Murphy’s– 4551 8th Street South 

Pick 'n Save – 900 East Riverview Expressway

Piggly Wiggly - 1025 Market Street, Nekoosa

Quality Foods IGA – 1811 Baker Drive & 1021 West Grand Avenue

Saratoga Mini Mart – 8810 Highway 13 South

Terry’s BP – 100 Market Street, Nekoosa

The Store – 4010 80th Street South & 9630 Highway 13 South

U-Pump Rapids– 3553 8th Street South

Walgreens- 3200 8th Street South

Wal-Mart Supercenter– 4331 8th Street South

Westside Express Mart – 1040 West Grand Avenue



Area WIC Vendors

Pick 'n Save – 900 East Riverview Expressway

Piggly Wiggly– 1025 Market Street, Nekoosa

Quality Foods IGA– 1811 Baker Drive & 1021 West Grand Avenue

Wal-Mart Supercenter– 4331 8th Street South

Walgreens (formula only)- 3200 8th Street South

Local Farmer's Markets - 715-421-8950