Food Pantry


Food pantries are committed to providing food security. The Waushara County Food Pantry recognizes that there are many different factors, such as job loss, sudden or chronic illness, or the loss of a family member that might lead to food insecurity. The Pantry provides a confidential environment that respects an individual’s privacy and acknowledges how difficult it is to ask for assistance. The staff is committed to accessing resources within our community, and to empower people to develop the tools and skills to return to self-sufficiency whenever possible. In order to receive services, all that is needed is proof of residence such as a utility bill. Food distribution is on Tuesday and Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM, with other areas by appointment. It is located at 220A Oakridge Court in Wautoma.

In 2014 there was 831,547 pounds of food distributed to 7,790 different households, with 23,370 people being served. 10% of the individuals assisted were seniors and 30% were children. 87% of the food distributed was donated or purchased with donations. On average it takes 630 volunteer hours per week to run the pantry; this is done by over 125 individuals with an average of 35 volunteers each week! The Waushara County Food Pantry is a program of Waushara Industries, and is a unique collaboration of volunteers, faith-based groups, social service and community organizations, business, food purveyors and Feeding America of Eastern WI. For more information, call 715-869-3663.

In addition to the Waushara County Food Pantry, there is Ruby’s Pantry which is available the first Saturday of the month and is hosted at Crossroads Family Church, 640 South Water Street in Wautoma. Doors open at 8 AM and distribution is from 9-10:30 AM. Ruby’s Pantry distributes corporate food and goods to those with low resources and in crisis. The website is

The Waushara Prevention Council supports the efforts of food pantries to end food insecurity in Waushara County.

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