Food Pantry


Unloading the truck contributed by Saint Mary's of the Lakes Church.


Stocking the shelves of the pantry store. Pictured are Dale Gavin, Melody Stake, Pat Moderow, Kathy Jesinski, Virginia Nelson, and Marsha Spaude.

The Christian Food Pantry located at 15290 Hwy. 32, Lakewood, is a ministry of area Christian churches.  Contributing congregations include St. Mary of the Lakes, Lakewood and its satellite churches in Silver Cliff and Crooked Lake.  Also St. Ambrose, Wabeno; St. Michael's Chapel, Mountain; Forest Larger Parish Presbyterian Churches in Lakewood and Wabeno, and Tabor Lutheran, Mountain. We have been serving the community on a regular basis since March of 1999.  Contact number: Scott 715-850-0768

CFP serves the towns of Townsend, Lakewood, Mountain, Suring, and Wabeno.  Anyone who needs help is welcome to register regardless of income.  A box of non-perishable food items is given to each family.  The number of items depends on family size as does the amount of the perishable food grocery voucher, ranging from $10 - $30 and good at Mikes in Townsend or Super Valu in Lakewood.

DURING COVID 19 Crisis, the Pantry will be available on the usual days and hours, and, as always, to individual families on an emergency basis. We will, however, be serving with a DRIVE THRU format.  Customers as they arrive will be given an order menu to fill out and submitted through the drive-thru window.  The order will be prepared inside by volunteers and delivered to the side door.  People who show signs of illness will not be served and should stay home.  Call the Pantry 715-850-0768 for an alternate plan.  We will do our best to accommodate every family that needs help.

Open sessions are twice monthly on the second and fourth Wednesdays, 9 am and 6 pm on each day and staying open until all are served. Johnsonville sausage is available at each session as well as sundry items we call "freebies," which are in addition to the normal fare. At holiday time there are gifts for the children from our "Heart Tree" at Lakewood Super Valu, and hams, turkeys, and fresh vegetables.  

DONATIONS:  Food stuffs, call Scott at 715-850-0768 to arrange a drop-off                                                                                                                                     Cash and checks, Mail to Christian Food Pantry, PO Box 183, Lakewood, WI  54138-0183 or drop off at St. John Lutheran,                                   17963 Hwy. 32, Townsend.  Thank you!

Our volunteers  shelve donated food items and assist with distribution at the open sessions.  The schedule of volunteers is below. To join our happy, helpful team, call Scott Wycherley at 715-850-0768.


Jan. 22, 9 am:  Gert* Kathy P. Hoffmans (2), Rudy

Jan. 22, 6 pm: Bill F, Diedricks (2) Patti* and Jim Bauman

Feb. 12, 9 am: Matt* Marsha, Hoffmans (2), Paul

Feb. 12, 6 pm: Deb and Bob, Melody, Fred, Patti* and Jim Bauman

Feb. 26, 9 am: Virginia* Rudy, Matt, Kathy P, Kathy J

Feb. 26, 6 pm:  Bill F, Chris, Deb* and Bob

Mar. 11, 9 am:  Paul, Kathy P, Marsha* Melody, Rudy

Mar. 11, 6 pm: Bill F, Bob and Deb, Cassie* and Jim Zittlow

Mar. 25, 9 am: Deacon, Rudy, Virginia, Scott* Melody                                                                                                 

Mar. 25, 6 pm: Fred, Deb* and Bob, Chris W                                                                                                                                                                             (First day of Covid 19 plan. Call Scott if you decide not to work for safety reasons)

Apr. 8, 9 am: Hoffmans (2), Deacon, Paul, Kathy J*

April 8, 6 pm:  Rudy, Baumans (2), Virginia* Melody


*Lead Volunteer