Stepping Stones of Dunn County

Food. Shelter. Support. Since 1986.

Join Us for An Exciting Event

16th Annual Stepping stones Garden tour

Tour 5 beautiful Dunn County gardens on the 16th Annual Stepping Stones’ Garden Tour.
Enjoy a stunning and relaxing day outdoors while supporting Stepping Stones’ programs.
16th Annual Garden Tour •  Saturday, June 24, 2017 •  9:00 am – 2:00 pm  •  Rain or shine!

Garden Tour Tickets

Advance Tickets $13; Day of Event Tickets $15; Children under 16 no charge when accompanied by parent or guardian. Bid on a variety of silent auction items at each venue. You can also Shop the Stepping Stones’ Garden Market on June 22, 23, and 24. Join us for a thoroughly enjoyable summer day in western Wisconsin and help the citizens of Dunn County! (Click here to purchase tickets now!)

Garden Tour Sponsorship

Garden Tour Sponsorships are available from March 9 to June 24, 2017. (Click here to become a Garden Tour Sponsor!We invite you or your organization to become a sponsor of the Garden Tour. It supports all of the Stepping Stones programs. Sponsorships received by May 10, will be listed in Garden Tour Publications.

Give to Stepping Stones

Serving Dunn County

Stepping Stones seeks to foster a community that prevents hunger, homelessness and
isolation throughout Dunn County through its three programs.


The Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to people in need and is currently averaging 1,400 visits per month. Stepping Stones also has “mini” outreach pantries in rural Dunn County communities to serve at-risk seniors and individuals with disabilities.


The Stepping Stones Shelters provide emergency shelter, housing assistance, and referral services. Winter Haven operates November 15 through May 31. We are currently seeking volunteers for Winter Haven.



The Community Connections Program connects volunteers to people needing support services and provides direct assistance to people in emergency financial need as funds are available.

Statistically Speaking


Average visits to the Food Pantry per month in 2016. That’s an average of 57 families per day, six days a week, nearly 80% of whom are living at or below poverty level and the rest very close.


Nights of shelter provided in 2016 at either one of the Stepping Stones Shelters or at a local motel for short-term stays when the shelters are full. This is an increase of over 20% from 2015.


Individuals and families who received over $31,000 in emergency financial assistance for rent, heat, electrical bills, fuel and clothing and critical needs in 2016.


Volunteer hours contributed in 2016 to help make all of Stepping Stones’ programs and services possible.

Take the Tour

We invite you to visit Stepping Stones during normal business hours to see the work we do.
Stay tuned for an online tour coming soon to this space!