If money is tight over these winter months when the cost to heat your home is high, consider visiting a local food pantry to reduce what you are spending at the grocery store. If you do not have the Quest card, which is the FoodShare program, contact Maureen Wilson, your local FoodShare Specialist at 715.496.3121, to see if you are eligible and get help with the application process. Also, if you have not applied for Energy Assistance, please call 715.349.7600. There is still time to get some help with your heating bills. Below are the local food pantries, hours and locations. Note, several have no cost to attend. If you know of someone that needs help, please share this information.

Food Pantries (by city in Burnett County)

Danbury

  • Ruby’s Pantry: 4th Ave. and Peet St. (Township Garage)
    • 10-11:30 am on the 1st Saturday of each month, $20 donation appreciated

Grantsburg

  • Grantsburg Area Food Shelf: Village Hall/Policy Garage
    • Thursday 9:30-11:30 am; Emergencies – Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 am.
    • Serves Grantsburg school district. No cost.
  • Feed My Sheep Ministry: 715-463-5699, Grace Baptist Church, Hwy 70
    • 1st Saturday of each month – 9:00 am until food is gone. Bring boxes.  $12 donation

Siren

  • Ruby’s Food Shelf: 715-349-7829, 24534 State Hwy 70/35  (Ruby’s Secondhand)
    • Monday 10:00 am-2:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    • Serves Siren and Webster school districts. No cost.

Webster

  • Indianhead Community Action Agency: 715-866-8151
    • Connections Store and More (next to Holiday gas station)
    • Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
    • Serves all of Burnett County. No cost.
  • Second Harvest Monthly Food Distribution
    • Connections Store and More (next to Holiday gas station)
    • 3rd Thursday of each month, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
    • Open to anyone in need of food.  No cost.
  • Lions Club of Webb Lake
    • Connections Store and More (next to Holiday gas station)
    • 1st Thursday of each month 10:00 am-1:00 pm. No cost.
  • St Croix Chippewa Commodities Distribution: 715-349-2195, 24663 Angeline Ave.
    • Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am-4:30 pm. Closed 1st week of each month.
    • *Native American income eligible only.

Free Community Meals

  • Burnett County Churches: 715-866-8646. Alternates between churches in Siren, Webster, and Danbury, last Tuesday of each month from 5:00-6:00 pm, January-October.

 

Submitted by: Maureen Wilson, FoodShare Specialist

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