The Lakeland Pantry's mission is to provide individuals and families with a dependable source of supplemental food, household, and hygiene products plus offer programs designed to improve quality of life for those in need in the Arbor Vitae, Hazelhurst, Lac du Flambeau, Lake Tomahawk, Minocqua, and Woodruff area.
To fulfill its mission the pantry provides:
- Bi-weekly supplemental food
- New & used donated books for all ages plus current magazines
- New & gently used clothing for children and adults
- Infant and toddler needs
- Medical screenings and program
- Community involvement
Established in the early 1970's by the Lakeland Ministerial Association, the Lakeland Pantry is an all volunteer, non-denominational service. It is part of the Howard Young Foundation, Inc.
The pantry receives no government funding or subsidies and relies solely on donations. There are many ways you can support the work of the pantry throughout the year.
Or mail cash or check with "Lakeland Pantry" on the memo line to:
Howard Young Foundation
P.O. Box 470
Woodruff, WI 54568
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Wisconsin Department of Health Services determines Eligibility for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The see if your family is eligible, click HERE.
UPDATE: TEFAP eligibility has been temporarily modified during the COVID-19 Pandemic to ensure that all families receive the assistance they need during this challenging time. Please see the updated eligibility HERE.
UPDATE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Lakeland Pantry will be issuing their Easter Gift Certificates starting Tuesday, June 2nd for those households who were in on one of these dates: March 31st, April 7th and April 9th.
As we continue to work through the COVID-19 crisis, we are making a few changes. Starting Tuesday, June 2nd, we will be offering a limited selection of clothing at the check-in door. We will start with toddlers for the first three distributions in June and go from there. This will be limited to one item per toddler on the card. We cannot provide clothing for a child not on the card.
As of Tuesday, June 16th we will be going back to our normal hours of operation - 8:30am to 11:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays we are open we will go back to 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Our recipients are not utilizing the additional half hour.
We remain drive-up at least through the end of September at which time we will evaluate along with DHS.
As always, we thank you for being patient under these circumstances.
Our goal to support this campaign is ongoing. Please help us make a difference in our community.
Learn about our other campaigns
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The purpose of the Foundation is and always has been to support Howard Young Medical Center and Ascension Eagle River Hospital initiatives that foster the health and well-being of the communities they serve. Beginning in 2012, the Imagine Our Future campaign began a journey to transform and sustain healthcare in northern Wisconsin for generations to come by raising $30 million over the next 15-20 years. Our goal will be matched by $30 million in grants from Ascension Wisconsin, bringing the total impact to $60 million.View
For individuals who are unable to remain at home during their final months of life, Ascension at Home provides care to patients at our hospice home in Woodruff. The peaceful residence is tucked in a scenic wooded area on the edge of town. Your generous donations will help to ensure that the building and grounds continue to provide a peaceful place for patients and their families.View