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. Go to https://www.rubyspantry.org/volunteer-application. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 715-362-4792. Please fill out the form and either mail it to Calvary or drop it off at the church. We have the best volunteers in the world!
For more information about Ruby’s Pantry, www.RubysPantry.org.