Rhinelander will soon be home to a new food pantry. Ruby’s Pantry is slated to make a large delivery of surplus and donated food once a month.
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. Eventually she found Grace Foursquare Church on Highway 17.
A film screening next week is putting the spotlight on hunger issues in the Northwoods. St. Augustine’s Church in Rhinelander is showing A Place at the Table. Father Dean Einerson says many families deal with uncertainty about getting enough to eat, and A Place at the Table looks at the reasons behind the problem.
“That’s a movie that tries to get at why so many Americans face food insecurity. Last year there were 50 million Americans who didn’t know where the food for their family was gonna come each week.”