The Lake Mills Food Pantry serves individuals and families in the Lake Mills School District. Qualifying clients may use the pantry once a week and select their own food choices from our shelves, freezer, and refrigerator. Our goal is to provide a variety of food in a respectful environment to anyone who finds themselves in need.
How To Qualify
We serve a large variety of people. The main qualification is a need for food. Elderly people on fixed incomes, the unemployed and underemployed, and families new to the area are just some examples of who we help. For families with children, qualifying for free or reduced school lunches also qualifies you for the food pantry. If you are unsure if you meet our criteria, please stop by during our regular hours with proof of Lake Mills residency.
Please allow about 30 minutes for your first visit.
The Lake Mills Food Pantry receives about 85% of it’s support directly from the community in the form of food and cash donations. Any non-perishable food can be brought to the pantry during our normal hours or taken to the St. Vincent de Paul donation area Monday-Saturday. Cash donations are used to purchase food from Sentry Foods, Lake Mills Market and other retail locations. We also partner with Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Action Coalition to receive food.
Our organization is run entirely by volunteers. We have no paid staff. Volunteers help by working directly with clients, stocking shelves, unloading delivery trucks, helping with food drives, and picking up large donations. We can accommodate almost any schedule. Please call if you are interested in giving some of your time to helping others in our community.
Hours Of Operation
Tuesdays 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
720 East Lake Street
(St. Vincent de Paul Building)
Lake Mills, WI 53551