For the City Times
The Neighborhood Table, a free community meal program, and the South Wood Emerging Pantry Shelf (SWEPS) have again partnered with Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin to bring a Mobile Food Pantry to Wisconsin Rapids.
The event will take place in the south parking lot of the United Methodist Church, 441 Garfield Street, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – only three weeks away.
Briefly, participants are to:
- Preregister by selecting an available time slot at http://www.theneighborhoodtable.org or call 715-422-2050 weekdays between the hours of 8:30 am to 11:30 am.
- Show proof of south Wood County residency via a current driver’s license or recent utility bill.
- Qualify for any of the various food assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, Quest, free and reduced lunches, etc.
- Participants are asked to bring sturdy containers for the food they will be given.
- On day of event, participants should come to the pantry no earlier than their confirmed time slot. This is to avoid traffic congestion that has occurred in the past.
- Those who come to the pantry without being preregistered will be turned away and asked to come back after 4 pm to get food if it is still available.
The Neighborhood Table (TNT) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization with the mission to reduce hunger, improve the quality of life and create an awareness of the needs that exist in the Wisconsin Rapids community and surrounding area. The organization was formed in late 2003 and has grown to serving approximately 20,000 meals annually on 75 meal dates. TNT meals are served every Thursday and the last two Tuesdays of each month. More than 115 different groups, businesses and clubs in the area sponsor TNT meals.