We are pleased to announce that our food pantry will re-open for in-person shopping on Wednesday, May 25th!

Please check below hours for the remaining month of May.

Pop-Up Pantries

Curbside food distribution events take as follows: 1st Tuesday of the month, 1-2 p.m., in Rock Falls at Rock Creek Township Hall (N995 County Road H); 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sand Creek Arts Bldg. (E9311 County Road I) and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Ridgeland Community Center (200 Diamond St.); 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Downsville at New Hope Lutheran Church (N2698 460th St.) and 2-3 p.m. in Colfax at Viking Bowl (N8590 State Road 40). 

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.


Due to the ongoing risks of COVID-19 contagion, all food distribution is curbside pick-up only UNTIL MAY 23rd, then switching back to in-person shopping. 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 based on your family size. 

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 pantry on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and brought to the warehouse door at the rear of the building. 

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  

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.

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

If you need additional food (or just want to enjoy someone else’s cooking!) visit these community meal sites for FREE take-out dinners, from 5-6 pm: MONDAY’S MEAL—Menomonie United Methodist Church (2703 Bongey Dr.); 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.  

If you have other needs or questions, please call or email us: 715-235-2920,

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!