Food Resources


Food Stamp Program

Contact: Pierce County Human Services Dept.
Phone: 273-6788

To qualify for food share, a household must meet certain income and resource standards.

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School Breakfast Lunch

Contact:  Individual School Districts

  • Ellsworth – 273-3911
  • Elmwood – 639-2711
  • Plum City – 647-2511
  • River Falls – 425-1800
  • Spring Valley – 778-5551 x5109
  • Prescott – 262-5782

Household income determines whether a family is eligible for reduced price or free meals.  The school lunch program must meet nutrition requirements established by the federal government.

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(WIC) Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children

Contact:  Pierce County Public Health Dept.
Phone: 273-6758

The WIC Program has an income eligibility limit (185% of the official poverty level) but is not connected to welfare programs.  It is a Public Health Dept. program which provides health screening, nutrition education and vouchers for specific foods and infant formulas for pregnant and nursing women, infants, and children under age 5.

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Child and Adult Care Food Programs

Square Meal – A Positive Step

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association – (800) 783-9322

Program reimburses providers for meals served to day care children at licensed and certified day care facilities.  WECA also reimburses pre-schools.

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Fare For All

Phone: 594-3674

A cooperative, surplus food buying project.  There are no restrictions or income eligibility.  Participants receive $25 to $35 worth of food in exchange for two hours of community service of their choosing and $15.50.  Food stamps may be accepted as payment.  Must call to reserve a package.

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Second and Fourth Tuesday Banquet

Phone:  425-1870

Sponsored by five churches in River Falls: United Methodist, Ezekiel Lutheran, St. Bridget’s, First Congregational and Luther Memorial.  Volunteers serve a free meal from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at St. Bridgets Catholic Church at 211 East Division Street in River Falls.

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Senior Meal Sites and Home Delivered Meals

Phone:  273-6780

Mid-day meals offered daily to senior citizens at seven sites in Pierce County.  Meals can be delivered in each area to persons who are temporarily or permanently homebound.

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Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Pierce County UWEX

Phone: 273-6781

Foods nutrition and resource management, education information and materials for low income individuals and families.

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Salvation Army

Phone: City of River Falls – 715-425-8900; Pierce County 715-273-3275

For emergency food needs an operator can connect persons with volunteers in their immediate area.

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Food Pantries

River Falls Food Pantry
222 North Main Street, River Falls

  • Monday: 10 am – 12 pm & 6:30 – 8 pm
  • Wednesday: 1 – 5 pm
  • Thursday: 6:30 – 8 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 12 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 12 pm

Spring Valley Community Food Pantry
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley

  • 2nd & 4th Wednesdays: 10 – 11:30 am & 4:30 – 6 pm

Prescott Area Food Pantry
720 St. Croix St. Suite 119, Prescott

  • Thursdays: 9 – 11:30 am & 1 – 5:30 pm

Pierce County Food Pantry
167 West Main Street, Ellsworth, WI 54011

  • Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wed: 4 – 6 pm

Plum City Food Pantry
301 First Street, Plum City

  • Thursdays: 10 – 2 pm
    * Except 2nd Thursday: 3 – 7 pm

 Elmwood Food Pantry
108 South Main Street, Elmwood

  • 1st Tuesday: 9 – 1 pm
  • 3rd Tuesday: 3 – 7 pm
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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Prescott Area Food Shelf and Pierce County Food pantry are TEFAP outlets.  Participants must be income eligible to benefit from TEFAP. Please see the 2015 TEFAP Wisconsin Eligibility Guidelines for more information.

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