Helping To Build A Hunger-Free Community


The annual Rhinelander Area Food Pantry event where competing community teams design and build structures out of food. A unique way to help feed the hungry in our community, by using canned or boxed food to build structures based on a theme. Structures are judged and on display at Rouman Cinema for two weeks.


The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry's Annual Garden Fresh Salad Bowl Luncheon is hosted at Holiday Acres on beautiful Lake Thompson. This luncheon features a variety of signature salads donated by area restaurants,  live music, a silent auction and raffle that includes planted baskets, planters, pots and handmade items donated by area growers, merchants and craftsmen. All proceeds benefit the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.


Each Spring the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry challenges local residents to contribute to the Annual RAFP Spring Challenge. All monetary donations and pledges will be matched at the 1% level by a generous donor. That means your donation gets an increase! To help during the RAFP Spring Challenge, monetary donations can be made through our website, mailed directly to the RAFP or to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry c/o BMO Harris Bank, 7 N. Brown Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501. Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the RAFP at 627 Coon Street from 9am to 12pm Monday through Friday. 


Look for the bag! A bag is placed on mailboxes and front doors to collect non-perishable food items. These bags are filled by you and then collected by the Boy Scouts or the Post Office and delivered to the RAFP. This is an easy way to make a difference!

Stuff the TRUCK - Trig's

Each year, Trig's Grocery hosts a food drive to support local community food pantries. Shoppers are able to make donations at checkout or 
purchase non-perishable food items to donate. They also have the option to purchase pre-packed bags of food or personal care items. Donation boxes are set up at each location. 

HARVEST HOEDOWN Last Saturday of September

Saturday, September 24, 2022! This annual fall-themed event features live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, handmade crafts, homemade baked goods and more! PLUS Packer ticket raffles, basket raffles, and fun activities for the entire family. Admission is free and open to the public. All proceeds will benefit the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. Contact us if you would like to volunteer

 or donate a raffle basket or handmade crafts.