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We are a "Choice" Pantry providing a shopping market type of environment.

Guests are asked to remain in their vehicle until their turn.  Please make sure to have your valid photo ID showing Walworth County Residency.  First time guests will be asked to bring one form additional proof of residency.  Please use a restroom before your visit - we do not have public restrooms available.

Food Distribution Hours: Fridays 11am-4pm
Diapers Only Hours:  Wednesdays 10am - 12pm
Please bring the following to each visit:  Your valid ID, bags for your produce, an empty trunk for your groceries.  Proof of Walworth Co. Residency needed annually.

When guests check in, we will ask if you need diapers, incontinence products or period products.  Then our hosts will guide you through our Fresh Market to chose from our available produce.  We will then assist you to your vehicle with your produce, and ask that you put a number on your windshield and drive to the rear of the building, where volunteers will assist in loading the rest of your groceries.

In the event we are required to close completely or change our hours, notice will also be posted on Google, WTMJ, Facebook and on our website at www.walworthcountyfoodpantry.org.   If the Elkhorn School District Closes for Inclement Weather, so will the Walworth County Food & Diaper Bank.

For those who are unable to leave their homes, please send a written note with a friend or relative who will serve as your proxy to pick up food.  They will also need a copy of your ID.  

For those new to the pantry, please identify yourself, read our eligibility requirements and bring a copy of a legal piece of mail showing your current residency and a photo ID.  We will ask for the names, birthdate & relation of all others in your household. You may call in to our receptionist and register from your car on the day of distribution at 262-723-4488!

2020 USDA Income Eligibility Requirements for Food and Diapers can be found by Clicking here.

 

 

 

A little extra help for our seniors. The Senior Stock Box Program and SAM.

Thanks to Hunger Task Force, we are able to offer all qualified seniors (over 60 years old) an additional box of food and cheese each month. This box of nutritious foods is in addition to the food provided by the pantry and is intended to help those with a limited income to manage their food supply a bit longer each month.

A Stockbox is a free box of healthy food for people age 60+ who have a monthly income of $1,383 or less per month ($1,868 for a two-person household). All Stockboxes include cereal, milk, canned veggies and fruits, pasta or rice, protein, fruit juice, canned meats and 2 pounds of fresh Wisconsin cheese.

Walworth County Diaper Bank

We are working hard to build up our supply chain of disposable baby diapers to become a reliable source of diapers for the entire county. We currently provide our guests with over 40,000 diapers per year and would like to  secure enough diapers to supply our partner agencies in Walworth County. 

Help us reach our goal by hosting a diaper drive in your organization! Click here for a Diaper Drive ToolKit or it can be mailed or emailed to you by contacting us at 262-723-4488 or susan.hughes@walworthcountyfoodpantry.org. Please leave detailed information on your organization including contact info and address for mailing or emailing.

To Qualify for diapers, please read through our Diaper Bank Guidelines here.

We are a member of The National Diaper Bank Network. To learn more about diaper need, click here.

Women's Health and Hygiene

As a member of the National Alliance for Period Supplies, we are able to purchase feminine hygiene products at a discounted price.

Period supplies are a necessary part of life and present one more expense for those in poverty and are required for daily life. While our funding is limited, we provide tampons or pads, as available on a monthly basis. We are so grateful to those organizations who help make these items available, especially the Geneva Lakes Women's Association! Thank you!

We provide more than just bags of food! We offer a program to help utilize the food we provide and to make healthy choices.

Celebrate National Soup Month!

Here's a simple slow cooker soup to make on a budget. Minestrone Soup Recipe This video will take you step by step to making a wonderful healthy soup!

  • UW Extension Service conducts Food Wise Classes on a monthly basis in our lunchroom, offering valuable tips on nutrition, food safety and more.

For those who may need assistance navigating the FoodShare Program

The Food Pantry has a Memorandum of Understanding to connect interested pantry participants with one-on-one FoodShare application assistance from Feeding Wisconsin. We  confidentially transmit a participant's voluntarily- provided information to a Feeding Wisconsin Food Share Outreach specialist, who will then directly contact the self-identified participant and connect them with FoodShare services.

Ask our greeter for more information or click here to go directly to the electronic referral site.

 

Pet's are Family Too!

For those who come to the food bank, we are able to provide pet food, as available on a monthly basis. We are so grateful to Petco, Lake Geneva, WI. for their donations that make our Pet's Pantry possible!

If you are able to donate dry cat food, we always need more!