Helping To Build A Hunger-Free Community

We are here for you. 


The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is here to help our neighbors by providing nutritious foods. We offer a variety of food options including staples, produce, meats and dairy products. There are 3 shopping days: Monday 3-5pm, Wednesday 4-6pm and Saturday 9-11:30am. To become a Pantry customer and start shopping, review the registration requirements below, register your household, and choose your shopping day.  


In the case of a food emergency, please call 715-490-4491 and we can arrange for a food pickup.

You now have 2 options to shop! 

*RAFP is strongly recommending wearing a face mask at this time due to high COVID transmission rates in our area. Face Masks will be available for customers and volunteers at the door. Thank you for helping to keep in person shopping open! 

The Pantry is open for in person shopping. When you arrive, remain in your vehicle and a volunteer will provide you with a number and instructions. When your number is called, you will be able to enter the Pantry and shop for groceries. 

You may also pre-order your groceries. Pre-ordering is available online or by phone. You can find the link to the current order form on our website home page or Facebook page. We are also available by phone to assist you during our regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8am to 12pm. When you arrive for pick-up, remain in your vehicle and let the volunteer know you have placed a pre-order. They will provide you with a number and instructions. When your number is called, pull up to the entry and your groceries will be placed in your vehicle. 

What you need to know:
  • Customers may use the Pantry every 14 days.
  • Please bring your photo identification. 
  • A limited number of customers are allowed to enter the Pantry at a time. 
  • Face masks are optional, but not required at this time. 
  • Please bring your own basket or bags to shop. 
  • Pre-orders must be placed 48 hours in advance of pick-up. 
To Use the Pantry:
  • Reside in Oneida County.
  • Meet the current income eligibility standard listed below.
  • Verify the address and birthdate of all household members.
  • Be able to provide photo identification at each visit.
Registration Begins September 3, 2022

All RAFP customers will be required to complete and sign registration forms and provide household documentation. Registration will be available at the Pantry during regular shopping hours. 

Please refer to the updated income eligibility guidelines listed below. 

You will need
  • Valid Picture ID for Applicant
  • Physical Mailing Address (no PO Boxes)
  • Names and Birthdates for everyone living in the household
  • Verification for children in household (birth certificate, insurance card, school report card, immunization record)
  • Monthly Gross Income (self reported)
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us during our regular business hours. 

Distribution Hours and Location: 
  • Reminder: Customers may use the Pantry every 14 days, if it's an emergency, please contact RAFP for assistance.   
We are located at 627 Coon Street in Rhinelander. CLICK HERE for a map and directions. 
  • Mondays: 3pm to 5pm 
  • Wednesdays: 4pm to 6pm
  • Saturdays: 9am to 11:30am

Current Income Eligibility:


Check the chart below to determine eligibility. You must also verify residency by providing the proper identification for each member of the household. Please note that the current income eligibility standard is subject to change. 


Household Income Information:


The total gross income (monthly or annual) of your household is used to determine eligibility for food assistance. If your total monthly or annual household income falls below these numbers, you are most likely eligible.

Household SizeMonthly IncomeAnnual Income
1$2,265$27,180
2$3,052$36,620
3$3,838$46,060
4$4,625$55,500
5$5,412$64,940
6$6,198$74,380
7$6,985$83,820
8$7,772$93,260
9$8,558$102,700
10$9,345
$112,140

For all households with more than 10 people, add $1,180 per additional person for monthly income or $14,160 per additional person for annual income.