STEPPING STONES FOOD PANTRY UPDATE

Pantry hours and days have changed! Distribution is now 3 days per week: Monday 11am – 2 pm;  Wednesday 3 – 6 pm; Saturday 10 am – Noon 

New: Starting May 7, Free Produce Fridays return! All are invited to visit Stepping Stones from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for curbside distribution while supply lasts.

Holiday Schedule: We are closed on the following holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day (& the Friday after)

Bad Weather Closings: Stepping Stones follows the Menomonie School District’s weather closing schedule for curbside and pop up pantries. If schools are closed or dismissed early due to weather, there will be no curbside food pantry pickup. Please check our Facebook page or check weather closing alerts on WEAU or WQOW, or call us at 715-235-2920.

ANYONE IN NEED OF FOOD IS WELCOME!

Due to the ongoing risks of COVID-19 contagion, all food distribution is curbside pick-up only. Pre-packed bags/boxes of non-perishables and fresh food are sized for families of 4. If there are more in your household, you will receive additional boxes. 

Please MAKE SURE there is room in the trunk or hatchback of your vehicle before you pull up to the intake point. We also ask that you wear a mask once you pull up to have the food loaded into your car.  If there is not room in your trunk or hatch, you’ll be asked to drive to another area of the parking lot where you will be able to load the food yourself.

If you receive items you don’t want, please offer them to others you know who may need them. Nonperishables may be returned to the designated donation area of our building, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Please note: Stepping Stones is CLOSED to all WALK-INS. Only staff and volunteers may enter the building. If you have questions about Stepping Stones Curbside Distribution, please call us at 715-235-2920, or email us at foodpantry@steppingstonesdc.org.

If you need additional food (or just want to enjoy someone else’s cooking!) visit these community meal sites for FREE take-out dinners, 5-6 pm: TUESDAY’S TABLE—St. Joseph Church, 10th St & Wilson Ave.; WEDNESDAY’S TABLE—Christ Lutheran Church, 1306 Wilcox St.; THURSDAY’S TABLE—First Congregational Church, 420 Wilson Ave.    

PROJECT SAM (weekend kids meals)
If you have children (preK-12th grade) who need a little extra food for the weekend, ask their teacher about signing up for our SAM (Share A Meal) program.

Pop-Up Pantries
Semi-monthly curbside food distribution events take place on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at the Sand Creek Arts Bldg. (E9311 Co. Rd. I), 11:30 am-12:30 pm and at the Ridgeland Community Center (200 Diamond St.) 1:30-2:30 pm. On the 2nd & 4th Thursdays, pop-ups are held in Downsville at New Hope Lutheran’s fellowship hall (N2698 460th St.), 11:30 am-12:30 pm and in Colfax at the Viking Bowl (N8590 State Road 40) from 2-3 pm. Funding for Stepping Stones’ pop-up pantry program is provided by 

Senior Commodities
A free monthly food box is available to low-income seniors who are 60 or older. If you are interested, please call or email Mai Nou at Stepping Stones: 715-235-2920, x 208 or assistant@steppingstonesdc.org

We have made these adjustments for your safety as well as that of our staff and volunteers.
Thank you for your understanding.
Stay safe, eat healthy, take care!