We appreciate and accept both monetary and food donations. You can bring donations during our food distribution times: Wednesdays from 11am-1pm and Fridays from 1-3pm. Volunteers are also generally on site Tuesday-Friday mornings and accept donations when on site. You can also call or e-mail to make donation arrangements.
WHy is it important to donate healthy food?
Healthy food – food that feeds the body, mind and wellbeing – keeps us alert, attentive, and active. It provides a stable, balanced foundation for children and adults alike to live a healthy lifestyle. An unhealthy diet can cause obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease, all serious public health problems experienced in high numbers in Langlade County. Hunger is a health issue, so we encourage everyone to donate foods that are healthy.
What is a MyPlate Pantry?
Our MyPlate nutritional policy is a healthy model that showcases the five main food groups as presented on a plate. MyPlate encourages people to eat healthy foods by choosing the right types and amounts of foods to eat. Our goal is to assure that vulnerable children, families and seniors who rely on food from our Pantry receive nutritious foods.
Why has the Antigo Community Food Pantry changed what it's asking for?
Like many food pantries, food banks, and soup kitchens around Wisconsin and across the U.S., we strive to go beyond simply filling bellies. Our mission is to provide "food and resources that sustain health and human dignity." So we strive for healthy, delicious, and nutritious foods to people in need in order to support their overall health and wellbeing.
Our shelves do reflect real life choices in most grocery stores. And we distribute all donations deemed safe.
How do I choose healthy foods to donate?
Our MyPlate model shows healthy foods in each food group that are great donations. Quality matters as much as quantity, so donors can support the Pantry within their budget while supporting the overall health of clients and the community.
- Fresh produce (fruits & vegetables)
- Peanut butter (no sugar)
- Tuna (in water)
- Olive Oil
- Whole Wheat sandwich bread
- Chili beans
- Diced, stewed, or chopped tomatoes
- Diced, stewed, or chopped tomatoes, no salt
- Tomato or spaghetti sauce
- Crackers (whole grain listed as first ingredient)
- Dried peas
- Navy beans
- Pinto beans
- Black beans
- White rice
- Brown rice
- Broth (low/no sodium or MSG) - Chicken, Vegetable, or Beef
- Cream of mush soup (fat free or low sodium)
- Tomato soup (fat free or low sodium)
- Spaghetti (whole grain as first ingredient)
- Elbow macaroni (whole grain as first ingredient)
- Toilet paper
- Facial tissues
- Feminine products
- Paper towels
Personal care items:
- Bar soap
- Body Wash
- Dish soap
- Feminine products
A full wish list is available on Amazon.com. Click, add to your cart, and ship directly to the pantry.