How to shop and what do I need?

  • Live in Pierce or St. Croix County.*

  • Bring photo ID (required for each visit).

  • Bring proof of residence at 1st visit and upon yearly renewal. This can be any piece of mail with your name and address listed. Bring proof of other household members by your 3rd visit, (insurance card, id, library card, homework assignment, etc.). Other items may be approved by volunteer workers and pantry personnel.

  • Households may come twice per month for “inside shopping” (curbside service until September 30,2021), and once a week for outside shopping, (choosing items from outdoor distribution shelves during COVID protocols).

  • *Speak with pantry personnel during any visit if you have a unique living situation

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need an appointment?
A: No, the pantry has a variety of open hours that allow us to accommodate people of many working situations. No appointment is needed.

Q: Is there a lot of paperwork to shop at the pantry?
A: Actually, no. Upon your first visit you fill out a simple form listing your information, and other members of your household. At each subsequent visit we ask that you sign and date the back of the form during check-in. This form is required to be redone once per year, in October.

Q: Can everyone in my household shop at the pantry?
A: Only one member per household may shop at the pantry. A proxy shopper may be listed for each household should the main person be unable.

Q: What’s your winter weather policy?
A: For the safety of our volunteers and shoppers, if the River Falls Community School District cancels classes, the Food Pantry will be closed. Please check our Facebook page for updates during these winter weather events.