Local Food Resources


Food Resources in Vilas County:

  Food for Vilas County – Tri-Fold Flyer (printable pdf version)



Northwoods Share Community Dinner

The Rock – 1019 E Wall Street, Eagle River WI 
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from September through May.
Doors open at 4:00 , dinner is served at 5:30
Contact person: Pam Zaugg (715-479-3388)


Ely Memorial UCC Community Meal

Land O Lakes – Hwy B, across from Dairy Maid
Every 1st and 3rd  Wednesday 10-12:30
Contact Ely Church 715-547-3890

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Phone: (715) 365‐1539

Serving individuals or families in urgent need with emergency vouchers for rent, utilities, lodging (one night only), food and gasoline; connection with other crisis agencies; referral to food pantry.

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Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

WIC serves moderate to low income families. It is a public health program providing free health screening, nutrition education and healthy food to pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children under the age of 5 years. Specific foods such as cereal, milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried beans, tuna fish, fruit juice, carrots, and infant formula are available. Families also receive fresh produce at the Eagle River Farmer’s Market.

For information and an application call the WIC office at: (715) 479-3656

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WIC vouchers now accepted by select Vendors! Fresh fruits, vegetables & more!

Highway 45, north of the bridge, Eagle River

June through early October – Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Fruits, vegetables, certified organic vegetables, herbs, seedlings, perennials, houseplants, flowers, eggs, poultry, bison meat, goat cheese, honey, maple syrup, garden and nature crafts, and homemade soap and candles.

Call 715-477-0645
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Food pantries provide individuals and families with a dependable source of supplemental food to help improve the quality of life for those in need.

Community Food Pantry, Boulder Junction

Community Church of Boulder Junction
Contact Person:  Ken Perry (715-385-9350)
Hours: Thursdays– times alternate weekly
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., OR 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Headwaters Food Pantry, Land O’ Lakes

6516 Olympic 76 Dr., Land O’Lakes
Contact person: Jill Rohloff (630-306-9189)
Hours: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays–8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Eagle River, Vilas Food Pantry

Kalmar Senior Center, Eagle River
Contact person: Sandy Weber (715-479-9581)
Hours: Wednesdays–8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. &
1st & 3rd Tuesdays–3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.


Lakeland Food Pantry, Arbor Vitae

1707 US Highway 51 N, Arbor Vitae
Contact Person: Pam & John Winkelman
(715-385-9380),  Pantry (715-358-2222)
Hours: Tuesdays – 8:30 to 11:30 am &
Alt. Thursdays 3:30 to 6:00pm

Food Distribution Program, Lac du Flambeau

Food Distribution Building
220 Industrial Park Road, Lac du Flambeau
Contact Person: Betty Jo Graveen  (715-588-4204)
Hours: Monday – Friday  –  7:00 am – 3:30 pm
RhinelanderGrace Foursquare Church 4360 Hwy 17 N3rd Tuesday 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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The National School Lunch Program makes it possible for all school children in the U.S. to receive a nutritious low-cost or free lunch each and every school day.

The free or reduced price Breakfast Program is also available at all of the Vilas county public schools. Eligibility is based on household income. Contact your school office for an application.  You can apply anytime during the year. Applications are confidential. You must complete a new application each year.

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FoodShare helps people with little or no income buy food. The FoodShare benefit based on the number of people in your household and your total monthly net income. Most types of income are counted. Certain reported deductions such as shelter, childcare costs, child support paid, medical expenses over $35 a month for elderly or disabled members, etc., are subtracted from your gross income to find out your net income.

Go to: www.access.wi.gov, to find out if you might be able to get:

  • Help with buying food (FoodShare, Free & Reduced School Breakfast/Lunch Program)
  • Low or no-cost health care for families (Badger Care, Healthy Start, Medicaid)
  • Help with buying prescription drugs (Senior Care)

For more information call 1-888-794-5722

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Anyone age 60 or older and their spouse are welcome to enjoy a nutritious meal at any of the  Senior Dining Sites in Vilas County.  No economic qualifications, confidential donations are accepted. Reservations are required by calling one day in advance.  Home Delivered meals are also available for home bound residents unable to attend their local Dining Site.


Eagle River, American Legion *

Serving: Tuesday through Friday
Reservations: 715-891-1221

Eagle River, Kalmar Senior Center

Serving: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Reservations: 715-479-2633

Phelps, Northern Exposure*

Serving: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Reservations: 715-545-2452

Land O’ Lakes, Gateway Lodge *

Serving: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Reservations: 715-547-6076

Boulder Junction, Boulder Beer Bar *

Serving: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Reservations: 715-479-8771

St. Germain, Fibber’s Restaurant  *

Serving: Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays
Reservations: 715-542-2951

Lac du Flambeau Wellness Center

Serving: Monday through Friday
Reservations: 715-588-4360
* Call the Vilas County Commission on Aging for more information at 715-479-3625 or 800-374-1123