WELCOME TO SAFPARC
The food pantries from the Church on the Hill, First Apostolic Church, Peace United Church of Christ and St. Vincent de Paul (Sacred Heart Church) along with other churches and non-profit organizations worked together to form the Shawano Area Food Pantry And Resource Center or SAFPARC (pronounced Safe Park). We created a central enterprise run by volunteers from all the above charities, collecting and providing food for the needy at one location.
SAFPARC has a board of directors and elected officers. Members of our board represent Zion Lutheran, the Church on the Hill, St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart, Hope Community Church, and other local churches and Safe Haven.
SAFPARC is glad to offer services from St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesdays, and The Salvation Army on Wendesdays.
As a Christian-based non-profit organization, SAFPARC is committed to serving all those in need in the Shawano area. The scope of service includes, but is not limited to, the distribution of food and personal care items. It is SAFPARC's intent to direct those in need to other non-profit organizations, and/or governmental agencies, as needed.
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Change our Community
SAFPARC is a Wisconsin non-profit corporation with a 501(c)3 designation as a charity. Your donations are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt with your monetary donation. If you would like a receipt for your food or goods donation, please let us know.
Share the Bounty
Hunger Prevention Program
A hunger prevention program running July through October that allows area gardeners to donate extra home-grown fruits and vegetables to those in need. Gardeners bring their produce to drop-off sites in Shawano County where it is distributed to those who can use it.
It's a simple program. No income requirements and no paperwork! All varieties of fruits and vegetables are accepted in quantities both large and small. Produce should be reasonable clean. Containers are provided on-site. This is a "win-win" situation because gardeners' produce will not go to waste, and recipients get healthy food at no cost!
We train people for employment and work with court ordered community services. We want to give those wishing to serve the opportunity to work directly with those in need. We also work with Toys for Tots, Operation Backpack and distribute items through Coats for Kids
Volunteers and food donations are always needed and greatly appreciated.
As we distribute federal commodities, we use federal income guidelines and serve only Shawano County residents.
Mon - Fri: 9am-11:00am
Under normal cicumstances, if Shawano schools are closed due to weather, the pantry will be closed as well. We ask patrons to register by 11:00am.
**** SAFPARC IS OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, CLIENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUILDING, BUT GROCERIES CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE BACK LOADING DOOR.****
If you work mornings, and are unable to come in during normal pantry hours please call as arrangements can be made to have a friend or neighbor pick up groceries for you.
218 E Richmond St
Shawano, WI 54166