Ruby’s Pantry is a way to share the love of Jesus Christ through food.
On the third Tuesday of each month, the Rhinelander Pop-Up Pantry happens at the National Guard Armory (1136 Adams Way/Military Road) in Rhinelander.
Pantry hours are from 5 – 6:30 p.m. (or until the food is gone). Please do not come before 3:30 p.m. – you will just have a longer wait for your food.
You receive an abundance of grocery items, so please bring two laundry baskets or large boxes for food – all for a $20 cash donation. All of the food received is donated by retailers and producers – the cash donation helps transport the food on the day of the pantry. Ruby’s Pantry is a faith-based food distribution – no government funding is received at a local or ministry level.
Online pre-registration is available at www.rubyspantry.org. This opens the day after the distribution and closes the night before the next distribution. Online pre-registration costs $21 and puts you into a 10 minute window to reduce waiting time. There is a limit to the number of food shares in each time slot. You do not have to pre-register – regular registration is always available the day of the pop-up pantry. We do not take pre-registration over the phone.
There are NO income requirements – if you eat food, you qualify! Ruby’s Pantry is for everyone. You are not taking food away from someone else by participating – but you are providing tasty food for you and your family.
We are often asked what happens to any left-over food following Ruby’s Pantry – Calvary donates this to the Food Pantry in Rhinelander and a few other non-profit groups in our area. Nothing is wasted.
We are always looking for volunteers. All volunteers are required to fill out a form and have a background check to assist with the food distribution. All volunteer requests are processed online. Go to https://www.rubyspantry.org/volunteer-application. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 715-362-4792. We have the best volunteers in the world!
For more information about Ruby’s Pantry, www.RubysPantry.org.