Fighting Hunger

Nearly 1 in 10 households in Pierce and St. Croix counties are struggling to put food on the table. 1 in 6 children lack reliable access to healthy food.Many people in Western Wisconsin are struggling to put food on the table, and food pantries are straining to meet the high level of need.  A recent ALICE report found that many households are struggling. Research found that 38% of households in Polk county, 41% of households in Pierce county, and 29% of households in St. Croix county are living in poverty and/or earning less than the basic cost of living for the county.

We fight hunger in our community through our John Coughlin Food & Resource Center (JCFRC), which is located in Hudson and serves as a food distribution warehouse. Since opening in 2008, we have distributed more than 1,100,000 pounds of food and other products at no cost to 12 food pantries and two shelters St. Croix and Pierce counties. In June 2017 we launched a new initiative in Polk county, where we are now providing food to the seven food pantries and one homeless shelter.

Pierce County Food Pantries

Elmwood Food Pantry
108 So Main St, Elmwood
Hours: 1st Tues, 9am-1pm and 3rd Tues 3-6pm

Pierce County Food Pantry
130 N Chestnut, Ellsworth, 715-273-2070
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9:30am-noon, Wed 4-6pm

Plum City Food Pantry
301 First Street, Plum City, 715-647-2191
Hours: Thurs 10am-2pm except 2nd Thur, 3-7pm

Prescott Area Food Pantry
720 St Croix St, Suite 119, Prescott, 715- 262-4143
Hours: Thurs 9am-6pm

River Falls Community Food Pantry
222 N Main St, Ste. C, River Falls, 715‐425‐6880
Hours: Mon 10am‐noon and 6:30‐8 pm, Wed 1‐5pm, Thurs 6:30‐8 pm, Fri and Sat 10am‐noon

Spring Valley Community Food Pantry
St. John's Lutheran Church, S520 Church Ave, Spring Valley, 715 -778-5988
Hours: 2nd and 4th Wed 10-11:30am and 4:30-6pm

St. Croix County Food Pantries

Baldwin/Woodville/Hammond Food Pantry
920 6th Ave, Baldwin, 715‐688‐3844
Hours: 2nd and 4th Wed, 10am‐noon and 2‐4pm

Five Loaves Food Shelf
144 W. Third St., New Richmond, 715‐246‐5255, www.5loavesfoodandclothing.org
Hours: Mon 6‐7:30 pm, Tues 10 am—noon, Wed 2‐4 pm, Thurs 6‐7:30pm

Hudson Christian Food Cupboard
St. Patrick’s Church, 1500 Vine St, Hudson
Call for appointments: 715‐338‐0332
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am‐noon, Tues 4-6pm

Somerset Community Food Pantry
203 Church Hill Rd, Somerset
Call for an appointment: 715‐247‐2945
Hours: Mon 9‐11am and 4‐6pm, Thurs 4-6pm

United Church of Christ Food Pantry
1001 Birch Dr, Roberts
Hours: Tues and Thurs 9‐11:30 am, Wed 6:30‐8pm
Or by appointment, if needed 715‐749‐3478

West CAP/Food Access & Resource Center
Serving Glenwood City and Boyceville
823 Main St, Boyceville, 715‐977‐1191
Hours: Thurs 3-7pm, Fri 9am-1pm

Zion Lutheran Church Food Pantry
221 N Lockwood St, Woodville
By appointments only: 715‐698‐2707