About the Food Pantry
The Birchwood Area Food Pantry helps our community by providing life sustaining food to any and all area residents who come to us for help. The only qualification is a need for food.
THE PANTRY WILL BE OPEN FOR DISTRIBUTION THE 1ST AND 3RD SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH as well as the usual 1st and 3rd Mondays. Hours will be the same for all 4 days. NEW PANTRY HOURS FOR SATURDAYS AND MONDAYS WILL BE 10:30 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M. We also make home deliveries to those unable to come to the pantry on these Mondays. Further, we will provide food on an emergency basis at any time by calling 715-416-3139.
Over the last five years we have we have seen our food distribution more than double. In 2009 we disbursed a total of 43,400 pounds of food; by the end of 2013 our poundage has increased to 103,000 pounds. Likewise, the number of families we serve has soared to over 120 each month, representing in the neighborhood of 300 men, women and children. Quite a growth spurt! However, we continue to grow each month as the need continues to rise. These statistics clearly show that over the past five years more and more individuals and families are seeking our services as a resource to provide meals for their families.