Local Food Pantries - Having trouble locating a secure source of food for your family? Can’t find a local food operation for assistance? Need help understanding the ins and outs of pantry rules?
If you are looking for help locating a food pantry in your area, please call us at (920) 682-3737 and we can provide you with pantry information for the following counties:
NOTE: Each Pantry has its own policies and procedures for access. We will direct you to contact the pantries for specific assistance instructions and hours of operation.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides food to low-income families through the distribution of commodities to local agencies. Food pantries and prepared meal sites receive the commodities; they are distributed with other foods to directly serve their communities.
Lakeshore Community Action Program is one of the 16 Emergency Feeding Organizations (EFO) in the state of Wisconsin. Our role as an EFO is to administer the distribution of TEFAP commodities to food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in the counties we represent. We are also responsible for the inspection and monitoring of outlets, ongoing training and technical assistance, commodity ordering, maintaining Civil Rights and nondiscriminatory methods, monitoring outlet inventories and verifying that all outlets comply with statewide program requirements.
DOOR COUNTY FOOD PANTRY
This Lakeshore CAP-owned food pantry is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization that provides on-going and emergency food assistance to eligible low and limited income residents of Door County. The pantry is supported by local donations, food drives and the USDA food program (TEFAP) and we appreciate the many donors who support this program. All food, personal hygiene, cleaning supplies and financial donations received remain within the county.
FoodShare is the Wisconsin program created to help stop hunger and improve nutrition and health for low-income households. This program lifts many families out of danger of losing their home by replacing their scarce cash resources with a benefit card (QUEST) that can be used for food purchases. Your cash can be then used for items such as utility payments, rent and transportation – three areas where low income people are vulnerable. "East Central Wisconsin" FoodShare applications are handled by calling 888-256-4563 or visiting access.wi.gov.
Learn about other food programs on the Food page.