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Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Open HouseSubmitted: 10/21/2014
RHINELANDER - The new Rhinelander Area Food Pantry features new aisles for easier shopping, a sitting area, and large scale for weighing food.

You could see the updates at the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Tuesday. The pantry held an open house to celebrate its new location.

It opened its doors at 627 Coon Street on October 4th. It's the former Golden Harvest Building.

The new set up helps make food distribution more efficient.

"Everything is going quite smoothly compared to what it might have. We're still making a lot of changes. As time goes on, as we get more and more comfortable with this area, we'll fit in better. But, it is going very nicely," said executive director Guy Hansen.

The move would not have been possible without generous support from the community.
Two of the larger donors were honored. The Food Pantry received a $26,000 donation from the USDA Rural Development match grant to help buy its equipment. It also received a $10,000 grant from Wisconsin Public Service for the insulation of the building.

"They can see what a well-run and efficiently stocked food pantry looks like. We can be proud of this facility that we have here in the Oneida County Area," said Hansen.

The pantry is holding a silent auction to raise money. The auction will run until the end of the month. You can submit your bids at the pantry.
The pantry distributes food to local households on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. It is always looking for monetary donations and non-perishable food items.


Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua

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