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Area food pantries need your bounty

Is your vegetable garden growing well? Do you have more produce than you can handle?

Consider sharing some of that bounty with a neighbor or a fellow community member in need.

Share the Bounty is gardeners and growers sharing produce with others who can't afford fresh produce. Donations are welcome at all food pantries and senior sites in Pierce County, as well as WIC (Women, Infant and Child) clinics.

Listed below are food pantry and senior site open hours. All three types of sites, during their open hours, serve a number of people so fresh produce can come in and go out the same day.

Educational produce handouts offering storage and preparation information and low-cost nutritious recipes are available at these sites.

Whether you have a lot or little to donate, it will make a difference to someone. Together, people can and do make a difference. For more information or questions call Sarah Johnson at 273-3531, ext. 662.

Food pantries in Pierce County include:

  • River Falls Food Pantry/Ezekiel Lutheran Church/202 S. Second St./River Falls

    Mondays 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30-8 p.m.; Wednesdays 1-5 p.m.; Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m. to noon; and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon

  • Pierce County Food Pantry/Ellsworth Village Hall/130 N. Chestnut St./Ellsworth

    Mondays through Fridays 9-11:30 a.m.

  • Prescott Area Food Pantry/713 Canton St./Prescott

    Thursday 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-7 p.m.

  • Spring Valley Community Food Pantry/St. John's Lutheran Church/Spring Valley

    Second and fourth Wednesdays 10-11:30 a.m. & 4:30-6 p.m.

    Pierce County senior sites are all open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Bay City Village Hall/W6391 Main St./Bay City
  • Ellsworth Senior Center/312 W. Main St./Ellsworth
  • Plum City Senior Center/505 Main St./Plum City
  • Prescott Watertower Apartments/1531 James St./Prescott
  • Spring Valley Senior Center/242 S. McKay St./Spring Valley

    Pierce County WIC clinics include:

  • Pierce County Office Building, Public Health, Ellsworth

    First Friday, second Wednesday, and fourth Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and third Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon

  • Edina Realty Building, 113 W. Walnut St., River Falls

    Second Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and fourth Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m.

  • In Elmwood, Plum City and Prescott call Public Health at 273-6758 for days and times.

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