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Free food pantries in Outagamie County.

There are several places to turn to for free food in Outagamie County. Assistance is available from charities ranging from regional non-profit organizations to local churches which may operate food pantries. Any emergency boxes of groceries will generally feed a family for a few days while they explore other programs.

The pantries are located across the county. However sometimes residents may need to cross over to other nearby towns to get the help they need. If an Outagamie County resident is homebound, such as disabled or a senior, then they can apply for Meals on Wheels as well. Or they can apply for SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers from a site.

The primary food banks are listed below. The hours are limited, and items passed out range from fresh fruits, baby formula, and canned goods to Christmas food baskets. If a center is not convenient to where a household is located, then other referrals may be given.

Salvation Army Food Bank - Fox Cities
Address is 130 E North Street
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
(920) 734-3324
The non-profit relies on donations from the community. Based on these, free food is available. They also offer Christmas meals and gifts, financial aid, shelter and case management. This includes applications to SNAP food stamps, job training, and Angel Tree Christmas help.

Freedom Center
Main address is 1110 S Oneida Street
Appleton, Wisconsin 54915
(920) 707-5520
An emergency pantry is available in Outagamie County.

St. Joseph Food Program, Inc.
Main phone - (920) 734-9461
The location is on the the border of Outagamie County and the team can provide referrals and emergency food baskets.




Christ The Rock Community Church
Main phone number is (920) 730-8383

St. Thomas Church - Double Portion Soup Kitchen And Food Pantry
Address is 226 Washington Street
Menasha, Wisconsin 54952
(920) 573-0466
Hot meals and groceries are offered.

Loaves And Fishes Of The Fox Valley is at Trinity Lutheran Church
209 S Allen Street
Appleton, WI 54911
For hours, dial (920) 205-6900
Low income families, children, and the elderly are clients of the charity. Hot meals are served, including at Christmas and Thanksgiving. There is also a pantry, blankets for the homeless, and hygiene supplies.

Freedom Food Pantry Inc.
Address is N4021 County Road E
Freedom, Wisconsin 54131
Main phone - (920) 740-2753
The non-profit food bank is only for people in the Freedom School District, and children as well as students can also get help.

Hortonville Community
N848 Industrial Drive
Dale, WI 54931
Telephone number is (920) 779-6705
Not only does the Outagamie County pantry have emergency food, but baby formula, free diapers from a “bank”, and other resources are available.




Bread Of Life
Address is 227 E State Street
Black Creek, Wisconsin 54106
Call (920) 984-9305

For more information on Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Summer Meals for children, or USDA Commodities, call 414.931.7400. Not only that, but clients can get referred to other local food pantries that support struggling families.


By Jon McNamara

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