Helping To Build A Hunger-Free Community

CANtastic

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.


*Please note that due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed for 2021. We encourage your support during the RAFP Spring Challenge.   



GARDEN FRESH SALAD BOWL LUNCHEON

Rhinelander Area Food Pantry's Annual Garden Fresh Salad Bowl Luncheon from 11AM - 1PM on May 2, 2020 at Holiday Acres on beautiful Lake Thompson. Dine on a variety of signature salads donated by area restaurants along with rolls, beverages, dessert, live music AND a chance to win a wooden bowl or other hand-turned items donated by the Northwood Turners. Plus take-home planted baskets, planters, pots and handmade items donated by area growers, merchants and craftsmen offered through raffles, silent auction or donation. All proceeds benefit the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.

*Please note that due to COVID-19, this event may be postponed. 


RAFP SPRING CHALLENGE

Spring is just around the corner and once again the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is challenging 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. 



BOY SCOUTS & POST OFFICE FOOD DRIVES - APRIL & MAY

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

The 5th Annual Harvest Hoedown hosted at The Woodpecker Bar & Grill has been postponed due to COVID-19. We look forward to this community event in 2021!


This annual fall-themed event features live music, line dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, handmade crafts, homemade baked goods and crafts, PLUS Packer ticket raffles, a pig roast, and fun activities for the entire family. Admission is free and open to the public. All proceeds will benefit the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry and NATH/Frederick Place shelter.



EMPTY BOWL EVENT - Nicolet College

Sponsored jointly by the Nicolet College Art Department and the Faculty Association. Participant purchase a ceramic bowl, handmade and donated by local artisans, and a choice of soups prepared and donated by Nicolet College Culinary Art students. Proceeds are divided among area pantries.