Rhinelander Area Food Pantry http://wxpr.org en Aspirus Foundation Grant Helps Fund Weekend Food Program http://wxpr.org/post/aspirus-foundation-grant-helps-fund-weekend-food-program <div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Aspirus Health Foundation in Wausau has granted the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry to support it's weekend food programs for youth.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Foundation award was $3,000.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Executive Director Kalynn Pempeck says supporting the Pantry's weekend Backpack Program &nbsp;fits into the Foundation's efforts...</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><blockquote><div>"....the Rhinelander Food Pantry has a project that is designed to support children on the weekends. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:35:54 +0000 Ken Krall 16039 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Gets Matching Funds http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-area-food-pantry-gets-matching-funds <div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is participating in a $1 million national challenge to raise money for local pantries.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Executive Director Guy Hansen says the Alan Feinstein&nbsp;Foundation will grant to the Rhinelander pantry in proportion to what is raised locally during March and April.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hansen says the donations include cash, checks and food items...</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><blockquote><div>"....we have at least six places that are collecting food dur Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Ken Krall 15574 at http://wxpr.org Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Gets Matching Funds Ruby's Pantry to Deliver in Rhinelander http://wxpr.org/post/rubys-pantry-deliver-rhinelander <p>Rhinelander will soon be home to a new food pantry.&nbsp; Ruby’s Pantry is slated to make a large delivery of surplus and donated food once a month.&nbsp;</p><p>Organizer Chrissy Peterson says she originally had trouble finding the right space to house what could be thousands of pounds of food and hundreds of people.&nbsp; &nbsp;Eventually she found Grace Foursquare Church on Highway 17.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:26:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13667 at http://wxpr.org Ruby's Pantry to Deliver in Rhinelander Church Donation Boosts Food Pantry's Capital Campaign http://wxpr.org/post/church-donation-boosts-food-pantrys-capital-campaign <p>Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is more than halfway to its fundraising goal for moving to a new location.&nbsp; St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Rhinelander has donated $25,000 to help the food pantry buy a new building.&nbsp;</p><p>Rhinelander&nbsp;Area Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen says it’s the capitol campaign’s largest donation so far.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“We have had two or three major donations.&nbsp; But mostly they’re donations of anywhere from one hundred to a thousand dollars typically.”&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12249 at http://wxpr.org Food Pantry Says Holidays Are Peak Time http://wxpr.org/post/food-pantry-says-holidays-are-peak-time <p>Grocery stores and shopping centers aren’t the only places seeing heavy traffic this time of year.&nbsp;</p><p>Rhinelander Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen says demand goes up during the holidays.</p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Our business increases – we have a lot of people that come in, when they wouldn’t come in other times of the year, because they’re preparing for holidays, company and so on.&nbsp; And money’s always a little short at this time of the year.”&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:56:48 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12247 at http://wxpr.org Food Pantry Says Holidays Are Peak Time RAFP Eyeing Golden Harvest Store For New Facility http://wxpr.org/post/rafp-eyeing-golden-harvest-store-new-facility <p>After eight years serving the public on Rhinelander&#39;s north side, the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is hoping to move into the current Golden Harvest store on Coon Street.</p><p>Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen says they&#39;ve been looking for a new place for almost two years. The former Rueckert&#39;s grocery story is in need of about $150,000 in repairs and Hansen says another property can be found for about the same money. He says negotiations for the Golden Harvest building are nearing completion...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:24:54 +0000 Ken Krall 9152 at http://wxpr.org RAFP Eyeing Golden Harvest Store For New Facility