Sheboygan County Food Bank’s Emergency Response

As the leader in Sheboygan County’s efforts to increase the food security of its residents, Sheboygan County Food Bank is dedicated to addressing the emergency food needs of our neighbors, especially in times of uncertainty. With the current State of Emergency, 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. This includes:

  • Continuing to distribute requested food orders to partner food pantries and other partner organizations.
  • Continuing to deliver Food for Thought (weekend food backpack program for children) bags for 400 students at grab-n-go school meal sites.
  • Continuing to deliver Stockboxes to low-income senior housing sites.
  • Distributing extra support to partner organizations by providing prepackaged emergency food boxes, which contain a weekly supply of fresh produce, dairy products, meat products, and non-perishable food as well as personal care items for a family of four.
  • Launching and coordinating Sheboygan Cares Drive-Thru Food Pantry to directly distribute extra support to Sheboygan County residents.
  • Partnering with Love INC to distribute prepackaged emergency food boxes to our homebound neighbors.

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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Because of health dangers posed by person-to-person contact during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry, located in Adell, has suspended normal operating hours. Those in need will be able to access food through an ordering system that will be in place until further notice.

Anyone needing food should contact the pantry by email at randomlakepantry@gmail.com; by phone at 920-447-2293; or by private message on the pantry’s Facebook page. An order form will be supplied electronically, or orders may be placed by phone.

All normal eligibility rules will remain unchanged. Individuals and families may receive food if their total family income is less than 185% of the federal poverty rate, or $3,349 per month for a family of three. Families are able to access food from the Random Lake Pantry once during each calendar month.

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry serves people living in the Oostburg and Random Lake school districts, and in the remainder of the Town of Holland and Village of Cedar Grove, covering southern Sheboygan County and a portion of northern Ozaukee County.

The Random Lake Area Interfaith Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

Appointments are no longer needed for Sheboygan County residents to receive food. The Salvation Army in Sheboygan will serve all clients by distributing pre-bagged food from the receiving dock located on the northwest side of the building near the alleyway.

Adjusted hours are as follows:

  • Tuesdays from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Wednesdays 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (still the first three Wednesdays only)
  • Thursdays 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Emmaus Meals have adjusted to bag lunch only. The Salvation Army Sheboygan hosts a weekly Emmaus Meal served every Saturday between 11 AM and 12:30 PM at The Salvation Army Community Corps Center in the lower level Fellowship Hall. Local church and volunteer groups provide, prepare and serve this free and warm meal open to the public.

Sheboygan County school districts are all offering pick-up meals whiles schools are closed. Please note that Sheboygan Area School District is providing meals at 10 different schools for ANY child 18 years of age or younger, even if he/she is not a student at Sheboygan Area School District.

UPDATE: The Department of Public Instruction has revised its policy. Children DO NOT need to be present when picking up meals. Adults may pick up meals on behalf of their children. No identification needed.

Click on the school districts below for up-to-date information about grab-n-go meals for each school.

Please first call The Salvation Army at 920-458-3723 to arrange picking up emergency food.

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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.