United Way St. Croix Valley has built The John Coughlin Food & Resource Center (JCFRC) to store food and commodities for redistribution to local food pantries and shelters. The industrial-sized freezer and cooler enable pantries to have a steady supply of perishable food. Pantry volunteers pick up perishables at designated times for redistribution to residents of Western Wisconsin.
Since opening February of 2008, the JCFRC has distributed more than 1,032,095 pounds of food and other products to 13 area pantries, a homeless shelter and a domestic abuse shelter in Pierce and St. Croix Counties. That is the equivalent of 793,919 meals for the hungry. The majority of the food came from our partner, nonprofit food bank The Food Group.
The building has a significant amount of open area used for Trinity Lutheran Church’s “We Do Feet” ministry. The focus of this program is to help the needy by collecting, repairing and donating used furniture, beds and other household items. The space could also be used a distribution site for emergency supplies in case of a community crisis.
Thank You to the 2017 Platinum Sponsors
Pantries and Shelters We Support
- Baldwin Pantry
- Ellsworth Pierce County Pantry
- Elmwood Food Pantry
- Grace Place
- Hudson - Christian Cupboard Pantry
- New Richmond - Five Loaves
- Plum City Pantry
- Prescott Pantry
- River Falls Pantry
- Roberts - United Church of Christ Pantry
- Somerset Community Food Pantry
- Spring Valley Pantry
- Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
- WestCAP Pantry
- Woodville - Zion Lutheran Church Pantry