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Winnebago County free food banks.

Free food pantries in Winnebago County and Oshkosh Wisconsin provide needy families with groceries, meals, food, or other items. Most of the locations provide members of the community with items that are usually acquired through local donations, canned food drives, or direct purchase. Below are some of the leading free food banks, soup kitchens and charitable centers near you to call for help in Winnebago County.

While the specifics of each program and food bank will vary, in general the amount of assistance one receives from a local pantry will in fact depend on the number of people in the household, the applicant’s income, and other criteria. Most of the centers in the Oshkosh area allow individuals to "shop" the local free food pantry and select the groceries as well as other supplies they would like.

Other items available may include clothing, baby products such as formula and diapers, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts, household products or other items when they are available when in stock. Some of the free food pantries in Winnebago County may also have clothes, provide seasonal items including Christmas toys or Thanksgiving turkeys, and much more.

Ruth's Pantry
Address - 8396 Steeple Hill Drive
Larsen, Wisconsin 54947
Dial (920) 836-2382

St. Thomas Church, Double Portion Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry
Location - 226 Washington Street
Menasha, Wisconsin 54952
Main number - (920) 235-1031
This church distributes meals, emergency food boxes, perishable groceries, and other aid to the low income, homeless, and working poor in Winnebago County. There are also Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals served.




St. Joseph Food Program, Inc.
Address is 1465A Opportunity Way
Menasha, Wisconsin 54952
Call (920) 734-9461

Advocap, Inc - Fond Du Lac. - Neenah
181 East North Water Street Suite 210
Neenah, Wisconsin 54956
(920) 426-0150
Runs the Emergency Food Assistance Program, which is partially funded by surplus government commodity food. This is the local community action agency. They also offer cash grants, applications to TANF or SNAP food stamps, and other aid.

St. Vincent De Paul Society - Neenah
884 South Commercial Street
Neenah, WI 54956
Phone - (920) 727-1766
Social services are offered. Includes, but not limited to, food, clothing, thrift store, vouchers for medications and groceries. May have limited help for heating bills, oils, rent, and other basic needs. Some free holiday toys or school supplies may be given out too.

Omro Community Food Pantry
Location - 310 N. Webster
Omro, Wisconsin 54963
Main number - (920) 685-2529

Christ The Rock Community Church
Location is W6254 Hwy 10-114
Menasha, Wisconsin 54952





Salvation Army - Oshkosh
Address - 417 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Telephone - (920) 426-0150
Also runs the Emergency Food Assistance Program. In addition, case management, referrals, and help in applying for public assistance like food stamps or homeless prevention.

Emmanuel United Church Of Christ-Food Pantry
Address - 1306 Michigan Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54902
Call church at (920) 235-8340 for hours of food distribution.

Father Carrs Place 2B
1965 Oshkosh Avenue
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54902
Call (920) 231-2378

Lord's Highlands Food Pantry at Non-Denominational Church
4017 Leonard Road
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Administrative phone number - (920) 233-4034

Omro Community Food Pantry
Address is 5226 Samers Bay Rd
Omro, WI 54963
Main number - (920)685-2529
Families from the town can get free groceries, perishable or canned food, paper products, and even hygiene items. It is a leading charitable food pantry for the region.

Oshkosh Area Community Pantry (Inside St. Vincent de Paul building)
Address - 2551 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
Dial 920-651-9960
Distributes groceries and provides additional resources with Food 4 Life and Food 4 Kids programming. May also have items like personal hygiene items, baby formula and other household items when available.

Salvation Army - Oshkosh
Location is 417 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone number - Call (920) 232-7660
Standard Salvation Army type resources are offered. May also have Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals, gifts, and the Angel tree program.





Lutheran Church Food Pantry
714 Division Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
Dial (920)379-4774 for information.

St. Andrew's Church Emergency Food Pantry
1100 E. Murdock Avenue
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
(920) 235-6616
Offers free food boxes to people in a crisis situation.

Plainfield Gospel Lighthouse
Main address: 531 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
Winnebago families, whether poor, struggling, or homeless, can use the free food pantry as well as soup kitchen. Hot meals, groceries, household supplies, and other goods are offered.

St. Jude The Apostle Parish
216 West South Park Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54902
(920) 235-5712 Admin Pantry Manager
The resource they offer is the Peoples Pantry. They may also deliver free food or hot meals to senior citizens and the disabled.

Zion, Peace, & First English Lutheran Churches
714 Division Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Telephone - (920) 231-5523

Trinity Lutheran Church
370 Bowen Street
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
Telephone: (920)235-7440

Winneconne Area Assistance Center Inc.
Address of center is 102 S 3rd St.
Winneconne, Wisconsin 54986
Telephone number - (920) 851-5757
Get everything from food, to information on government assistance. Case management and referrals are offered too.







Additional free meals and food in Winnebago County

Feeding America is in Winnebago County. They support all of the region and surrounding counties. For more information on emergency food pantries near you, USDA food assistance programs, meals, and other help, dial 920-202-3690. They support the poor, low income, and less fortunate.

By Jon McNamara

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