Roberts Congregational

United Church of Christ

1001 Birch Drive, Roberts WI 54023                                                (715) 749-3225

 

Roberts/Hammond Area

FOOD PANTRY

 

The mission of the Roberts/Hammond Food Pantry is to create access to nutritious food for those in need and to serve them with respect, confidentiality, and love. The food shelf is open to anyone who resides in the St. Croix Central School District.  Proof of residence must be provided. The Pantry is located just inside the south entrance of the church building.

 

The Pantry is primarily funded by the generous donations from local organizations, schools, area churches, and government programs. Donations of food and cash are always welcome.

 

The Food Pantry is staffed by four board members and 8-10 dedicated volunteers. It is open during the following hours or by appointment:

                Tuesday, 9:00-11:30 AM

                Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 PM

                Thursday, 9:00-11:30 AM

 

Contact the Food Pantry at (715) 749-3478.

 

 

 

 

 

Can you help meet the needs of the Food Pantry? 

 

The items listed below are often in short supply!

 

Reusable shopping bags are available at the church.  You’re invited to take a bag and return it with the products you are able to provide.  As pantry needs change the list will be updated.  Thank you giving what you can!

 

          Laundry detergent                              Dryer Sheets

          Kleenex                                                   Toilet Paper

          Paper Towels                                         409 cleaning spray

          Cream soups                                         General cleaning supplies 

          Hamburger Helper                              Chef Boyardee

 

 

History of The Food Pantry

 

The Food Pantry began in the mid-1980s with one shelf and one volunteer in a small room in the old church located at the corner of Vine and Warren Streets in Roberts. As the community became aware of the existence and need for a food shelf, they responded with donations and food drives. In 2003, a decision was made to formally become The Roberts United Church of Christ Food Pantry, a free-standing non-profit board, which meant being able to meet all necessary requirements to apply for government food and funding programs.


When designing the new church building in 2006, Roberts United Church of Christ created a space dedicated for use by the Food Pantry. Through the financial support of the communities and local organizations, funds were raised, the room was finished and furnished, and the new food shelf was organized.

 

In 2016, there were 594 client visits and over 58,000 pounds of food were distributed. The need is great and we feel so blessed to provide this outreach program to our community.