Lakeland Pantry



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.

All donations to the Lakeland Food Pantry, mail cash or check to the Howard Young Foundation office at


Our goal to support this campaign is ongoing. Please help us make a difference in our community.

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Autism Services Fund

The Autism Services Fund was created in 2017 to support the growing need for resources and services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in our community. We fund equipment and professional staff that work in the educational and medical advancement of transitioning programs for both children and adults with ASD and learning disabilities.

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State-Of-The-Art Hospitals

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.

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End of Life Care

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.

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