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For decades, individuals and organizations within our communities have pulled together to create needed nutritional support resources in order to help parents help their kids.

They have actively come together because the challenge of food insecurity is particularly devastating to children.

Today, research shows that tax revenue supported nutrition programs are often inadequate to sustain families through month's end. So, children and their parents are left to rely on local nutritional support programs like those featured below.

Local Nutritional Support Programs

* FORK Endowment Fund support these FORK nutrition programs.

Meals Now*

Meals NOW provides emergency nutritional support to school-aged children who are faced with life situations that trigger fast declining levels of food security within the household.

Jump Start*

JUMP START provides increased levels of fruits and vegetables, fresh, canned, or frozen to families' pre-school aged children who have registered and qualify for WIC support.

FORK Cares*

Fork Cares provides nutritional support to school-aged children at times of the year when school delivered nutrition is not available: Winter Spring and Summer vacations.

Formula Support*

The Formula Support Program provides supplemental formula to families, registered in the WIC program, who run short prior to benefit renewal at the end of the month.

FORK Pantry*

An in-school resource to aid hungry children during the school day and provide a year-round, 5 day a week, access point for food support to parents or guardians.

Free/Reduced Meals

Free and Reduced Meal programs include both a breakfast and lunch each day during the school year for your child.

The Room

A resource for parents of elementary school aged children. It provides families with emergency food and clothing during school hours.

The Locker

Providing access to food, personal items, clothing, and school supplies for students of Northland Pines Middle and High School.

Weekend Backpack Program

A partnership between area churches, businesses and individuals to provide grade school children meals during over the weekends.

Community Meals

These FREE Community Meals offer food and fellowship to all members of the community regardless of income.

Caritas

An outreach center providing clients with emergency food, modest financial help & referrals to other programs.

Freewill Store

The Freewill Store at Sunshine for Humanity offers a variety of household items, and a limited food pantry completely free of charge to anyone in need!

Local Food Pantries

Headwaters Food Pantry

Food distribution hours are the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at 6516 Olympic 76 St, Land O' Lakes, WI

Vilas Food
Pantry

Food distribution hours are Wednesdays 8:30-10:00 a.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 p.m. at 1013 North Railroad Street, Eagle River, WI

Three Lakes Christian Food Pantry

Food distribution hours are the 1st and 3rd Saturday 9:30-11:00 a.m. at 6965 W. School St, Three Lakes WI

Lakeland Food Pantry

Food distribution hours are Thursdays 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM plus alternating Thursdays 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM  at 1707 US Hwy 51 North, Woodruff, WI

Community Food Pantry

Food distribution hours are Alternating Thursday mornings and afternoons. Morning hours 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Afternoon hours 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM at 10445 Main Street, Boulder Junction, WI

Rhinelander Area Food Pantry

Food distribution hours are Mondays 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Wednesdays 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Located at 627 Coon Street, Rhinelander, WI

Nokomis Food Pantry

Food distribution hours are by appointment at 2451 Lake Nokomis Road, Nokomis, WI

Elcho Food Pantry

Food distribution hours are Mondays 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM and Wednesdays 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at N11224 Antigo Street, Elcho, WI

Tomahawk Food Pantry

Food distribution hours are Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and Fridays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM at 1104 School Road, Tomahawk, WI

Lac du Flambeau Food Distribution Program

Food distribution hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - Noon and 1:00PM - 3:30 PM at 220 Industrial Park Road, Lac du Flambeau, WI

Does your family qualify for FoodShare in Wisconsin?

FoodShare Wisconsin is a program created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. 

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food benefits, access to a healthy diet, and education on food preparation and nutrition to low-income households.

To Learn More:
Call 888-794-5722
Or go to: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/eligibility.htm

Does your family qualify for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutritional supplement in Wisconsin?

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

To Learn More:
Call 715-479-3656 ext 3782
Or go to: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/index.htm

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