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FORK Pantry

“Take what you need, Give what you can!”

What is a “FORK Pantry”?

The FORK Pantry is a standalone child-centered food pantry, designed to support two nutritional challenges faced by children from food insecure homes. Firstly, the program furnishes local educators and educational staff with an easily accessible food bank that provides them a 'free food for kids' resource. This allows aware educators a helping hand in their efforts to care for hungry children during their long days at school. Secondly, the FORK Pantry provides the parents or guardians of those hungry kids a year-round, Monday through Friday, emergency food cupboard. This type of self-serve access to free food for kids is made available locally, from a convenient FORK pantry location, allowing food insecure households to better support the hungry children in their care. 

The FORK Pantry program, created and supported by Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK), is designed to make getting free food for children easier. We do this by focusing on three specific elements that can positively affect the impact of any free food program.

  1. Timeliness: By providing hungry kids immediate support, through simple Grab-n-Go food items, those kids will not need to suffer the distraction and discomfort of mid-day hunger stressors.
  2. Proximity: By having a FORK Pantry in multiple communities, the program positions emergency free food access closer to the children whose families need extra help to feed their kids.
  3. Availability: By placing FORK Pantries in community buildings, which are open a greater number of hours a day/week, we make food support accessible locally at more convenient times of the day. 

Individuals with questions may also email FORK at

Current FORK Pantry locations:

FORK Pantry Committee Members and the Pantries They Oversee

Jean Arndt Committee Chairperson

Eagle River Elementary School

Soar High School 'The Closet'

 Northland Pines Middle and High School 'The Locker'

Marsha Krieck Committee Member

Plum Lake Public Library Sayner

Kendra Lederer Committee Member

Conover Town Hall

Jenny Statz Committee Member

Three Lakes School

Jayne Winblad Committee Member

Phelps School

Betty Wright Committee Member

Land O Lakes Elementary School

Leigh Gimmer Committee Member

St. Germain Community Building

Kara Miller Committee Member

Sugar Camp Elementary School

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FORK Pantry
4887 Echo Ridge Drive
Eagle River, WI 54521

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