Volunteer


The success of the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is dependent on volunteers! Your help is always needed. We invite you to join us in organizing or distributing the food. For further information or to volunteer for any position, contact our Volunteer Coordinator or Jane Motowski at 715-369-7237 (AM), Guy Hansen at 715-282-5810, email us at rafp@frontiernet.net, or stop in at the pantry on 627 Coon Street, any weekday morning.

Pantry Volunteer Needs
  • Transport food from local/area stores using your truck or van
  • Unload the food semi, trucks or trailers
  • Sort and check donated food
  • Restock shelves and run errands
  • Work with produce-transport, sort, package and display
  • Repackage soup and produce (e.g. potatoes)
  • Do general cleaning-floors, sinks, shelves, bins
  • Help with food distribution, especially on short notice
  • Coordinate food donations from local groups and businesses
  • Act as back up for a site manager or the volunteer coordinator
  • Do home deliveries
  • Provide minor maintenance
  • File and type
  • Provide computer/printer technical advice
  • Help with food collection and fund raising events
Community Garden Needs
Volunteers to:
  • till and plant (spring)
  • weed the garden
  • harvest produce
  • wash, package and transport produce to pantry
Experienced gardeners will be at the gardens on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 - 11:00am to coordinate activities and answer questions. Volunteers may schedule one hour or more per week.

To volunteer come to the garden at the times indicated or contact Tom Jerow at 369-6875 (tjerow@gmail.com).

Garden Locations: Phoenix Villa at 1101 Thayer Street, and the greenhouse at the pantry at 627 Coon Street.

The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.
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The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found on line at http://ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov