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.



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. 


Each year, the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry challenges our community to donate during the months of March and April. An anonymous donor will match all food and financial donations made during those months at the 1% level.


Food donation bags are placed on/in doors or mailboxes. Filled bags are picked up and then delivered to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. 

STUFF the TRUCK - Trig's

This fantastic food drive at Trig's locations helps the pantries in each town keep food on the shelves. 


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.