northwoods weekend backpack program

Every Friday, food insecure children from elementary schools across Oneida and Vilas County take home a backpack filled with child-friendly / easy to prepare food items.

These backpacks are made possible through the collective efforts of the area organizations as well as the added generosity of our entire community. Together they are able to provide Vilas and Oneida county children with this important nutritional support  throughout the school year.

Thank you to these organizations:

  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church - Eagle River
  • Sheapard of the Lakes Lutheran Church - Three Lakes
  • Faith Lutheran Church - Saynor
  • Rhinelander Area Food Pantry - Rhinelander
  • Ascension Lutheran Church - Minocqua
  • Calvary Lutheran Church - Minocqua
  • Ogema Baptist Church - Prentice
  • Elcho Food Pantry - Elcho
  • Salvation Army - Tomahawk

As you can clearly see, feeding kids requires the support of the entire community.... and that includes you!.

St Germain Elementary School
Northland Pines School District
Tony Duffek, Principal
715-542-3632 ext 5135

Eagle River & Land O Lakes Elementary Schools
Northland Pines School District
Katie Stuckemeyer, School Social Worker
715-479-8989 ext 4528

Phelps Elementary Elementary School
Phelps School District
Jason Pertile - Dean of Students/Guidance
715-545-2724 ext 115

Three Lakes Elementary School
Three Lakes School District
Cristin Opall, School Counselor

Sugar Camp Elementary School
Three Lakes School District
Cristin Opall, School Counselor

Central Elementary School
Rhinelander School District
Danielle Witter - School Counselor

Pelican Elementary School
Rhinelander School District
Tracy Schumacher - School Counselor

Northwoods Community Elementary School
Rhinelander School District
Tracy Schumacher - School Counselor

Crescent Elementary
Rhinelander School District
Laren Bessa - School Social Worker

MHLT Elementary School
MHLT School District
Aly Boh - Secretary

AV-W Elementary School
AV-W School District
Rich Fortier - Principal

Lac du Flambeau Elementary School
Lac du Flambeau School District
Tiffany Bouman - Registrar

North Lakeland Elementary School
North Lakeland School District
Chritine Wallace

Tomahawk Elementary School
Tomahawk School District
Denise Peissig - School Counselor

Elcho Elementary School
Elcho School District
Admin Office

Prentice Elementary School
Prentice School District
Kay Erikson - School Counselor


Support the Weekend Backpack Program

Donate Via Mail

Prince of Peace
Weekend Backpack Program
PO Box 535
Eagle River, WI 54521

Shepherd of the Lakes
Weekend Backpack Program
2903 S  Hwy155
Sayner, WI 54560
Faith Lutheran Church
Weekend Backpack Program
PO Box 436
Three Lakes, WI 54562

Elcho Food Pantry
Weekend Food Program
PO Box 404
Elcho, WI 54428

Salvation Army Tomahawk
Backpack Program
108 W Somo Ave
Tomahawk, WI 54487

Ogema Baptist Church
W5091 State Hwy 86 Ogema
Ogema, WI 54459

Calvary Lutheran Church
Hope n a Backpack
8632 US Hwy 51
Minocqua, WI 54548

Ascension Lutheran Church
Hope in a Backpack
7937 US Hwy 51
Minocqua, WI 54548

Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
Backpack Program
627 Coon Street
Rhinelander WI