CURRENT JOB OPENINGFood Pantry Assistant (P/T)

That’s a wrap on the 21st Annual Garden Tour! Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, committee members, attendees, auction bidders, garden market shoppers, and especially our garden hosts for a successful event. We couldn’t have done it without you!




When you’re shopping online please use this Amazon Smile link to have 0.5% of your purchase donated directly to Stepping Stones!  It couldn’t be easier to support Stepping Stones and we will all be smiling.

You can also make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app. Simply follow the instructions below to select “Stepping Stones of Dunn County Inc” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works: 1) Open the Amazon app on your phone;  2) Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features;  3) Select “Stepping Stones of Dunn County Inc” as your charity;  4) Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Note:  You must use the above link or the Amazon Smile link on—using the mobile app does not give you the option to donate. 


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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 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.



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.



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 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.


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.


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.


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!


2021 Newsletters, Gifts & Memorials
2020 Newsletters, Gifts & Memorials
2019 Newsletters, Gifts and Memorials (pdf)
2018 Newsletters, Gifts and Memorials (pdf)
2017 Newsletters, Gifts and Memorials
2016 Newsletters, Gifts and Memorials (pdf)
2015 Newsletters, Gifts and Memorials (pdf)
2014 Newsletters, Gifts and Memorials (pdf)
2013 Newsletters, Gifts and Memorials (pdf)
2012 Newsletters, Gifts and Memorials (pdf)
2011 Newsletters, Gifts and Memorials (pdf)