Lakeshore Community Action Program’s Door County Food Pantry Has a Wish!
If you are able to DONATE food for needy Door County residents, please print our “WISH LIST” and make up a bag full of items to provide assistance to households in our community! You may also donate monetarily (see below). Thank You!
Supporting our Food Pantry
The pantry is supported by local donations, food drives, Feeding America and USDA’s The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). We accept monetary donations to make food purchases at reduced prices and to keep the pantry operating. Anyone wishing to donate funding may do so when the pantry is open or through the DONATE button on this website. Please choose “Door County Food Pantry.”
Please be assured that all donations received remain within the county. Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP) appreciates the many donors and partners who support this program!
INSTRUCTIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
We are open 11 AM – 4 PM every Tuesday and Thursday at 131 S Third Ave in Sturgeon Bay. Due to COVID-19 our pantry is not “client choice” at this time. Bring a picture ID and show it at the pantry door. A volunteer will confirm your family size. Your pantry items will be prepared and brought to the end of the handicap ramp. At that time, please load your pantry into your vehicle and return the cart to the end of the ramp.
Lakeshore CAP’s Door County Food Pantry is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit program that provides on-going and emergency healthy food assistance to low and limited income residents. Your donation may be tax deductible.
The Salvation Army Food Pantry
Mobile Pantry for Subsidized Senior/Disabled Apartments
Starting May 7th and scheduled at several subsidized senior/disabled apartment units the first three Fridays of the month — a Mobile Pantry! Feel free to check with your apartment manager to see if you are a scheduled location, or to encourage them to call us if you are not. The office number is 920-684-7117.
The pantry in Manitowoc is continuing to operate by appointment. We ask that clients call the OFFICE 920-684-7117 after 9 AM to schedule a same day, possibly next day, appointment.
The pantry is typically open 1-4:30 PM Monday and 9-12 & 1-4 PM Tuesday and Wednesday. If we do not have scheduled appointments through the end of the day we have closed early at times.
We also do accommodate the walk up client during open hours, at least the first time. We then encourage them to make an appointment for subsequent visits.
Clients are scheduled every 15 minutes. It is important to maintain social distancing for clients to schedule appointments and to arrive on time.
There is plenty of food! The TEFAP guidelines have also been relaxed for right now (see below chart). This means MANY more families qualify. Please use the pantry. We are here to help!
Eligibility & Income Requirements
Click on current COVID-19 eligibility and income requirements: Pantry Eligibility – English & Spanish
Lakeshore Community Action Program’s Door County Food Pantry is open for drive-up clients. Please see COVID-19 information on our web page at: https://lakeshorecap.org/door-county-food-pantry/
Other area county food pantries can be found on our TEFAP web page at: TEFAP Food Pantries in 9 counties
Mobile Free Food Distribution
Dates: Monday, February 1st and 8th
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Grow it Forward: 1501 Marshall St, Manitowoc
Stay in your car. One box per household unless you are picking up for someone else.
Grow it Forward is a non-profit organization providing people in need with dignified access to good food, along with opportunities to grow, cook, share, and advocate for it.
If you have the means, please consider making a monetary donation to support programs like these ➡️ https://grow-it-forward.networkforgood.com/projects/96954-grow-it-forward-hunger-relief-fund
As COVID-19 social distancing continues, please note there are still food pantries in Lakeshore CAP’s 9-county TEFAP oversight that are serving households in need. See this list for pantries and their distribution days/times/requirements:
LAKESHORE CAP FOOD PANTRY IN STURGEON BAY
Please Note: Times may have changed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please call for information. Thank you!
Volunteer Opportunity 1
DUTIES: Assist families with their shopping experience at the Lakeshore CAP Food pantry.
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. If your schedule does not allow you to work the entire shift or you just want to volunteer one day a week, just let us know when you can help us out. We do ask you put your hours on our volunteer calendar.
Volunteer Opportunity 2
DUTIES: Stock shelves, sort donated food, light cleaning,
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:15 AM and 10:30 AM. Volunteer hours are available most Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
LOCATION: Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry, 131 S 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
CONTACT: Please drop in on Tuesdays or Thursdays or call 920-743-0192
ABOUT US: Lakeshore Community Action Program (Lakeshore CAP) promotes individual self-sufficiency. The Food Pantry in Sturgeon Bay is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization that provides on-going and emergency food assistance to low and limited income residents of Door County. The pantry is supported by local donations, food drives and the USDA food program (TEFAP). We are a client choice pantry. We respect likes/dislikes and medical circumstances of our clients. NO ONE is turned away the first time they come to the Door County pantry. If they are a non-resident, we will give the client information with their food as to the closest pantry to their home for their next visit. We also provide referral information to other programs that might be of help, both within the Lakeshore CAP agency and other community agencies.
For additional information on our food pantry, please visit: https://lakeshorecap.org/door-county-food-pantry/
For additional information and a list of pantries located within the 9-county area Lakeshore CAP administers for the USDA TEFAP Program, please visit: https://lakeshorecap.org/tefap/
SHEBOYGAN CARES DRIVE-THRU FOOD PANTRY
Beginning the week of Oct. 12, our Sheboygan Cares Drive-Thru Food Pantry will be open ONLY Fridays (no longer Mondays) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The last open date will be Friday, Oct. 23 and closed after that date. We are very grateful for the community’s incredible support – in many ways – over the past five months to help us offer this service for our neighbors in need. If you or someone you know needs emergency food, please find other available help: In English: ➡️ https://bit.ly/3dk7vNx En Espanol: ➡️ https://bit.ly/3nuTykJ
We care about our community. In response to the health crisis, Sheboygan County Food Bank launched a drive-thru food pantry to distribute fresh food items as well as non-perishable food and personal care items directly to our neighbors.
Sheboygan Cares Drive-Thru Food Pantry is located at Glacier Transit Storage (GTS), Building C, 4910 Frontage Road in Sheboygan. GTS has graciously allowed us to store pallets of boxes in their warehouse and hand out boxes in their parking lot. This new pantry serves families who were previously served at school meal sites and anyone else in need of emergency food (no registration required) and is open Mondays and Fridays, 10 AM – 12 PM. To receive the boxes, clients drive up to the southside of GTS’s warehouse at Building C where volunteers with masks and gloves safely place the boxes in the trunks of clients’ vehicles. The types of fresh products within the the Farmers to Families Food Boxes may vary each week.
Learn more: ➡️ https://bit.ly/36EgvcV
Check out Lakeshore CAP’s spreadsheet for food pantries — with both regular and COVID-19 operations — within our 9-county USDA oversight here: TEFAP 9-County Food Pantries/COVID-19