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About the Central WI Community Action Council Food Pantry

Raffle tickets for the 13th Annual Dells Holiday Train Event can be purchased at the CWCAC office located at 1000 Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells, (608) 254-8353 for information.

Central WI Community Action Council operates and/or subcontracts with 16 food pantries in Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau, Marquette, Sauk, Waushara, and Wood Counties to provide emergency food assistance to households in need. CWCAC is a private not-for profit organization that operates a variety of State and Federal Programs to assist low-income families.

Our Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells Community Food Pantry is located at our main office at 1000 Hwy. 13 in Wisconsin Dells, WI, and serves the residents of the school districts of Lake Delton and Wisconsin Dells. Our pantry is open Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. until Noon and on Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Since we distribute government commodities, our food pantry must abide by Federal regulations. Eligibility is based on each household’s residency and monthly gross income. Each household receives a well-balanced food package that weighs approximately 50 pounds which is meant to supplement the family’s food supply for 2-3 days. As costs rise for housing, energy, prescription drugs, and health care, many families are unable to earn enough to meet all of their basic needs. Food pantries and federal nutrition programs help close the gap.

Our community food pantry serving the Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton area has seen a steady increase of pantry usage and expects the need to continue. In the first half of 2014, we provided food to an average of 259 households, or 730 individuals each month.   Each household receives approximately 50 pounds of nutritionally balanced food at each visit which means we distributed over 12,950 pounds of food each month; totaling over 155,400 pounds a year. Last year, with your support, we were able to raise approximately $23,000.00 which enabled us to purchase over 127,777 pounds of food (if purchased at 18 cents a pound through the Second Harvest Food Bank of Madison, WI).

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train stop of 2013 was our food pantry’s second largest fund raiser and with your help, the 2014 CPR holiday train event will exceed the amount that was raised last year.

Top Items Needed by the Food Pantry:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Tuna
  • Cereal
  • Fruit - canned or fresh
  • Vegetables - canned or fresh
  • Juice
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Noodles
  • Coffee or Tea
** Meat and Cheese are accepted and will need to be dropped off at the Food Pantry right away as these items are perishable.

The Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton Food Pantry, Operated by Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, will also accept personal hygiene items.

  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Diapers
  • Toothpaste
  • Feminine Products
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Lotion
  • Baby Oil
  • Soap

Your $1 will buy 5 POUNDS of food!

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