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Marathon County free food pantries.

When a family needs emergency food or a voucher, the best place to turn to for help in Marathon County is a free food pantry near them. Both charities as well as non-profits focus on providing support to certain areas of the county. Find how and where to get free groceries, hot meals, and locate charities that give away food below. In addition, many sites have free baskets of goods to those in need for Thanksgiving, Christmas or even Easter. Also find a referral number at the bottom of the page for more resources.

Generally, a pantry or soup kitchen can only be used a few times per year. However there may be exceptions made in an emergency. When the applicant is a senior citizen or disabled, then a distribution center may deliver the food or meal to the home of the individual or family in need. They will of course need to live by where the pantry is based in Marathon County.

Other support provides is wide ranging. People may be given hot meals from on site soup kitchens, baby formula, diapers, or even clothing or toiletries if that is what they need. So various forms of assistance are arranged.

Circle Of Joy - Saint Anthony's Catholic Church
417 Caroline St
Athens, Wisconsin 54411
(715) 257-7659
Once of month households in the Athens School District can get a voucher. It will pay for food, groceries, personal hygiene items, and similar goods.

Edgar Village Hall - Circle Of Joy
Address is 224 S 3rd Ave
Edgar, WI 54426
Dial (715) 352-2532 for hours.
The non-profit covers Edgar and Marathon City. There is free, emergency food. Also, holiday food baskets with hams, meats, turkey, all ingredients and the toppings are available during Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.




Saint Florian's Parish
500 Church Ln
Hatley, Wisconsin 54440
(715) 446-3085
The food pantry at the church helps low income families, single moms, and people in poverty monthly.

North Ridge Church
1021 W McMillan St
Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449
(715) 387-6111
The non-profit operates a Meals on Wheels service for the homebound in Marathon County. Other goods include diapers, canned soup or meat, fruits, and dairy goods.

Community Center Of Hope
Location of the food bank - 607 13th St.
Mosinee, Wisconsin 54455
(715) 693-7145
This site is part of the Marathon County Hunger Coalition.





St. Paul Catholic Church - Mosinee Circle Of Joy
603 4th St
Mosinee, WI 54455
For appointments, dial (715) 693-1591

Aids Resource Center Of Wisconsin - Wausau/Schofield Regional Office
105 Grand Avenue Suite 1
Schofield, Wisconsin 54476
(715) 355-6867

Community Action Partnership (CAP) - Ministry Of Christ Community Church
8100 Alderson St
Schofield, Wisconsin 54476
Telephone: (715) 241-7335
The charity will offer free food. The pantry has a variety of goods, including eggs, meat, milk,  bread and baked goods. Or get canned and boxed goods, cereals, mixes, personal hygiene items, pet food.

Covenant Community Presbyterian Church
1806 Weston Ave
Schofield, WI 54476
(715) 359-6467
Volunteers work at the food bank and select items for the client.

Saint Agnes Catholic Parish
Location is 6101 Zinser St
Schofield, Wisconsin 54476
Dial (715) 359-5675

Christ The King Catholic Church - Spencer King's Pantry
101 Wendell St
Spencer, WI 54479
(715) 659-5181
They help people facing hungry and that are in emergency need of food.





Christ the King Catholic Church
Address of the church is 208 South LaSalle
Spencer, WI 54479
Phone: (715) 659-5181

Stratford Area Pantry
Stratford, Wisconsin 54484-9648
(715) 687-3568
There is a food pantry and soup kitchen on site. The people in the Stratford area can get help, including clothing, Christmas toys, diapers, and groceries too.

Trinity Lutheran Church
201 South Washington Street
Unity, WI 54488
(715) 223-2155

The Salvation Army
202 Callon St
Wausau, WI 54401
(715) 845-6583
Many social services are run in Marathon County, The Salvation Army has hot meals, bread and produce Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is also a shelter, financial aid, and seasonal programs. Other goods include free Christmas gifts from Angel Tree, school supplies, and Thanksgiving/Christmas meals.

First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry And Lunch
406 Grant St
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
For hours, dial (715) 842-2116

Saint Paul's United Church Of Christ Community Outreach
426 Washington St
Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 842-3733
The food bank and clothing closet help the working poor. Free groceries, clothes, baby formula, and more is available. Staff also provide vouchers and collect donations from Wal-Mart or other groups.





The Neighbors' Place
Address is 745 Scott St
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
(715) 845-1966
Government aid is provided such as the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program—TEFAP as well as SNAP food stamps. The pantry also has eggs and milk, free pet food for the elderly, and other aid. There is also free clothing, school supplies, personal hygiene items and Christmas toys for kids.

Find more free food programs in Marathon County

A regional Feeding America affiliate also supports the working poor and struggling families in Marathon County. Dial 414.931.7400. Callers can learn about food stamp application sites, places for USDA commodities, and get referred to many other food assistance programs.


By Jon McNamara











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