FOOD RESOURCE DIRECTORY
- Food Stamp Program
- School Breakfast Lunch
- (WIC) Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children
- Child and Adult Care Food Programs
- Fare For All
- Second and Fourth Tuesday Banquet
- Senior Meal Sites and Home Delivered Meals
- Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Pierce County UWEX
- Salvation Army
- Food Pantries
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
- Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County, Inc.
Contact: Pierce County Human Services Dept.
To qualify for food share, a household must meet certain income and resource standards.
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.
Contact: Pierce County Public Health Dept.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) Pierce County UWEX
Foods nutrition and resource management, education information and materials for low income individuals and families.
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.
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
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.