COINS OF COMPASSION – FEBRUARY
Salvation Army Stevens Point Hope Center
Hope Center is place of hope for those who have little or none left. With a family-type environment, the Hope Center provides a warm bed for those who are in need of emergency shelter for a given period of time. Residents meet with an advocate to create a plan, just for them, to get back on their feet again. Meals are served daily for those who are in need of something at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
MISSION FOCUS – FEBRUARY
Soup and Crackers
INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY
The purpose of the pantry is to act as hands of the community to serve the Portage County residents in need of supplemental food. The pantry serves any resident of Portage County, commonly including unemployed, underemployed, elderly, handicapped, single parent or large households.
The pantry provides regular service twice per month, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM. The pantry serves an average of 650 persons (about 160 households) at each pantry or about 1,300 persons (320 households) per month. Each household receives food in proportion to household size: about 50 to 80 pounds of food per each pantry. Items distributed include meat, potatoes, frozen products, canned and boxed items, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy items, eggs, bread and bakery items.