Food Pantry


Unloading the truck contributed by Saint Mary's of the Lakes Church.


Stocking the shelves of the pantry store. Pictured are Dale Gavin, Melody Stake, Pat Moderow, Kathy Jesinski, Virginia Nelson, and Marsha Spaude.

The Christian Food Pantry at St. John is a ministry of area Christian churches.  Contributing congregations include St. Mary of the Lakes, Lakewood and its satellite churches in Silver Cliff and Crooked Lake.  Also St. Ambrose, Wabeno; St. Michael's Chapel, Mountain; Forest Larger Parish Presbyterian Churches in Lakewood and Wabeno, and Tabor Lutheran, Mountain. We have been serving the community on a regular basis since March of 1999.

CFP serves the towns of Townsend, Lakewood, Mountain, Suring, and Wabeno.  Anyone who needs help is welcome to register regardless of income.  A box of non-perishable food items is given to each family.  The number of items depends on family size as does the amount of the perishable food grocery voucher, ranging from $10 - $30 and good at Mikes in Townsend or Super Valu in Lakewood.

Open sessions are twice monthly on the second and fourth Wednesdays, 9 am and 6 pm on each day and staying open until all are served. Johnsonville sausage is available at each session as well as sundry items donated by Eileen's Confectioners in Green Bay. At holiday time there are gifts for the children from our "Heart Tree" at Lakewood Super Valu, and hams, turkeys, and fresh vegetables.  

Our volunteers  shelve donated food items and assist with distribution at the open sessions.  The schedule of volunteers is below. To join our happy, helpful team, call Scott Wycherley at 715-850-0768.


July 23, Get-Ready Day

July 24, 6 pm Only: Fred, Rudy, Matt, Virginia* and Barb

July 30, St. Mary's Day (sorting and shelving)

August 13, Get-Ready Day

August 14, 9 am: Melody, Spaudes (2), Paul, and Kathy J*

August 14, 6 pm: Bob and Deb, Cassie* and Jim Zittlow, Bill F

August 27, St. Mary's Day

August 28, 9 am: Hoffmans (2), Hungerfords (2), Lori P*

August 28, 6 pm: Fred, Mary V, Dale, Earl, Virginia*

Sept. 10, Get-Ready Day

Sept. 11, 9 am: Hoffmans (2), Kathy J* Rudy, Melody

Sept. 11, 6 pm: Matt, Deb, Cassie* Jim Z, Bill F

Sept. 24, St. Mary's Day

Sept. 25, 9 am: Marsha* Roger, Hoffmans (2), Rudy

Sept. 25, 6 pm: Fred, Matt, Cassie, Scott*

Oct. 8, Get-Ready Day

Oct. 9, 9 am: Gert* Melody, Virginia, Kathy J, Rudy

Oct. 9, 6 pm: Jo Ann, Dale, Bill, Earl, Lori P, Patti B

Oct. 14, 4 pm: Annual Meeting

*Lead Volunteer