Sheboygan County Food Bank’s Emergency Response

Sheboygan County Food Bank is dedicated to addressing the emergency food needs of Sheboygan County residents. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, many more of our neighbors have become dependent on emergency food distribution services coordinated by our network of partner agencies. Sheboygan County Food Bank is closed to the public, but remaining open in service to our partners who serve seniors, families, and children throughout Sheboygan County.

Our primary focus is to safely deliver targeted emergency food within the community to well-equipped food pantries, shelters, low-income senior housing sites, schools, and other organizations, while expanding programs as necessary to ensure no one in Sheboygan County goes hungry. This includes:

  • Continuing to distribute healthy emergency food as well as personal care items to our 16 partner food pantries and other partner agencies.
  • Continuing to support students through Food for Thought (weekend food backpack program for children) at schools.
  • Continuing to deliver Stockboxes to qualifying seniors in Sheboygan County. Each box contains 16 nutritious items including rice, cereal, juice, beef stew, pasta and vegetables.
  • Partnering with Love INC to distribute prepackaged emergency food boxes to our homebound neighbors.
  • Distributing Farmers to Families Food Boxes through the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. These boxes include 25 pounds of various fresh products, such as produce, meats, and dairy products.
  • Launching and coordinating Sheboygan Cares Drive-Thru Food Pantry to directly distribute Farmers to Families Food Boxes and other extra support.

We are also committed to offering best practice guidance to food pantry coordinators to help them safely adjust their operations and distribution methods in order to best protect their volunteers and clients. At this time, ALL food pantries are staying open and have transitioned to handing out prepackaged food boxes and bags using a drive-thru method, or pick-up approach, while wearing personal protective gear.

Sheboygan County Food Bank is continuing its regular food banking operations, providing access to free food for the those in need by safely distributing purchased food with the help of generous cash gifts from the community. We are a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on private donations and grants to feed hungry people in Sheboygan County. Read more about why we launched our Sheboygan County Hunger Relief Food Fund and click the image below if you would like to donate now.

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Please see our Find Help: Emergency Food Distribution Information above, which includes resources with the latest updates, changes, and closures for food pantries, pick-up meals for children, and community meals.

Yes. Sheboygan County Food Bank is closed to the public, but will continue distributing emergency food to our partners who serve seniors, families, and children throughout Sheboygan County during the current State of Emergency.

At this time, all food pantries are staying open and handing out prepackaged food boxes and bags using a drive-thru method, or pick-up approach, while wearing personal protective gear. Some have adjusted their hours, or waived requirements.

Please see our Find Help: Emergency Food Distribution Information above, which includes resources with the latest updates, changes, and closures for food pantries, pick-up meals for children, and community meals.

We are taking many precautionary measures for the health and safety of our clients, partner agencies, volunteers, and staff. Read our message here for more details on how we are working hard to keep health in our community as a priority.

UPDATE: As of April 2020, Sheboygan County Food Bank is requiring all staff and volunteers to wear masks and remain at least six feet apart from other individuals.

Yes. United Way of Sheboygan County created a COVID-19 Community Resources guide with contact information for abuse, child care, mental health, unemployment, financial assistance, housing, and more. View the COVID-19 Community Resources guide here.

Donating money is the easiest, safest way to help. Cash donations will be of critical help to Sheboygan County Food Bank during this time to cover food shortfalls and meet the increased demand. Individuals, corporations, and foundations can donate online here and designate to support our Sheboygan County Hunger Relief Food Fund. Read more about why we launched our Sheboygan County Hunger Relief Food Fund.

Sheboygan County Food Bank is in high need of volunteers to keep our operations running. Small groups of less than 10 are needed to build prepackaged emergency food boxes and fill in the gaps at food pantries where many of the volunteers are elderly. If you are willing to help, please first review our COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines and Criteria. View and register for volunteer shifts and someone will be in contact with you shortly.

We thank you in advance for your dedicated and thoughtful support.

No. Sheboygan County Food Bank is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on private donations and grants to feed hungry people in Sheboygan County. Cash donations will be of critical help to Sheboygan County Food Bank to cover food shortfalls and meet the increased demand. Individuals, corporations, and foundations can donate online here and designate to support our Sheboygan County Hunger Relief Food Fund. Read more about why we launched our Sheboygan County Hunger Relief Food Fund.