foodpantrypictureThe Stepping Stones Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to low income residents of Dunn County. Canned and packaged non-perishables are distributed as well as fresh or frozen food such as bread, dairy, produce and meat. The pantry is currently averaging over 1,400 visits per month. The pantry also supplies local schools and Head Start with food for children and youth at risk of hunger on the weekends. Through this program, known as Project SAM (Share A Meal), bags containing enough food for 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches are distributed to approximately 400 students each week during the school year and about 100 children over the summer.

Pantry Hours

Mondays 11 am – 2 pm
Tuesdays 3 – 6 pm
Wednesdays 3 – 6 pm
Thursdays 11 am – 2 pm
Fridays 11 am – 2 pm
Saturdays 10 am – 12 noon
Sundays – Closed

Clients are asked to come at least 15 minutes prior to closing so you can complete your shopping in time.


The Food Pantry gladly welcomes monetary contributions and donations of food and personal care items. For more information on what is needed and what can be accepted, read about Food & Fund Drives.

FAQ’s for clients

Q: How do I know if I am eligible to get food from the food pantry?
A: No one is ever turned away, however, recommended eligibility guidelines are that you are a Dunn County resident and your income is below 185% of the federal poverty level.

Q: How do I know whether I am income eligible?
A:  Income guidelines are based on household size and are adjusted each year by the federal government.  If you are eligible for Food Support (food stamps) you are eligible to use the pantry.  If you have questions contact Kris Pawlowski, Pantry Coordinator, at 715.235.2920 x4 or

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Bring a photo ID, proof of your Dunn County residency (drivers license, utility bill, lease, etc.) and know your household’s gross monthly income.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.