Introducing!

If you haven’t already received it via email, we invite you to CLICK HERE to check out the first edition of our brand new monthly digest of what’s happening at Stepping Stones. And if you’d like to receive the monthly eblast, send your email address to Mai Nou Hang at assistant@steppingstonesdc.org!


Happy to say …

As of Monday, March 29Stepping Stones is once again able to accept donations of food, personal care and household items. Donations can be brought to the warehouse door at the back of the building at 1602 Stout Road. Just look for the signs!

And of course, we are still gratefully accepting financial donations in the dropbox at our Stout Road location, by mail, or by clicking on the DONATE button above. We also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and generosity in the midst of the pandemic-related changes we’ve all had to make.


What’s Happening at Stepping Stones in 2021!

Stepping Stones continues to be CLOSED to all Walk-Ins. Only staff & volunteers are permitted in the building. We thank you for your understanding.

The Food Pantry is OPEN 3 days a week for curbside pick-up of pre-packed boxes/bags.  Anyone in need of food is welcome!

Hours have not changed, just days —  Monday: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; Wednesday: 3– 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – Noon

Click here for updated Food Pantry information

IF YOU NEED OTHER HELP: If you need some other type of assistance or know someone who does (shelter, emergency financial assistance, etc.) please call or email us: 715.235.2920   info@steppingstonesdc.org   We will reply within one business day.

FINANCIAL DONATIONS: If you’d like to make an online donation, please click on the DONATE button above. You can also call us, and we can process a credit card over the phone; or mail your donation to: Stepping Stones, 1602 Stout Rd., Menomonie, WI  54751

Thank you for your support!


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Contact 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.

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FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to people in need and is currently averaging over 1,500 visits per month. Stepping Stones also provides Project SAM (Share A Meal) weekend kids meals to students in the Menomonie School district.

 

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SHELTERS

The Stepping Stones Shelters provide emergency shelter, housing assistance, and referral services. There are 5 shelter apartments for families of varying sizes. The apartments are always occupied and a waiting list is maintained.

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

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

1,634

Average visits to the Food Pantry per month in 2020, serving an average of 3,356 each month, three days a week (when curbside distribution began in March). Nearly 80% are living at or below poverty level — and the rest very close.

6,287

Nights of shelter provided in 2020 at either one of the Stepping Stones Shelters or at a local motel for short-term stays when the shelters are full.

126

People assisted by volunteers with supportive services such as food deliveries, small home repairs, and yardwork, while $3,085 of direct assistance was provided to help with expenses such as rent, heat, electrical bills, fuel, clothing and other critical needs in 2020.

7,257

Volunteer hours contributed in 2020 to help make all of Stepping Stones’ programs and services possible. Due to COVID-19, Volunteering and Community Service dropped dramatically.

Newsletter & Memorials Archives

Recent news and Memorial contributions

The Stepping Stones Newsletter is a vital communication tool that lets the community know about all of the great work that’s done each quarter by Stepping Stones’ volunteers, board, and staff. You can read about what’s happening with Stepping Stones’ programs, current events, ways to help, and other news and updates.  The Gifts & Memorials insert is also included.

Newsletter and Memorials Archives

In the archives, all of the issues for each year are assembled into one PDF volume for your reading pleasure.  It’s a great way to get a sense of the enduring work and mission of Stepping Stones!