Richland Center, WI: Richland County Emergency Management Director, Darin Gudgeon announced that Richland County community partners assembled a COVID-19 Recovery Team to address sort-term and long-term recovery issues. “As the state and federal COVID-19 programs continue to rollout, we need to inform Richland County citizens of the resources available to them locally” reported Gudgeon. Below you will find the local food resources available for those in need:
- Lone Rock Food Pantry: Open Monday April 13th from 9-11am at 222 W. Pearl Street, Lone Rock. This is a new time slot and will replace their usual 5-6pm distribution. Food will be distributed to people while they remain in their vehicles.
- SWCAP: Hosting a “Pop-up Pantry” on Wednesday, April 15th. Those in need in the ROCKBRIDGE area can receive food totes from 10:30am-Noon at the Natural Bridge Grocery Store, 17520 State Road 80. Those in need in the CAZENOVIA area can receive food totes from 1-2pm near Alibi’s Bar & Grill on East Main Street. SWCAP representatives will need to collect your first and last name, city of residence and household size.
- Richland Community Food Pantry: Open Wednesday, April 15th from 4-5:30pm and every Wednesday through the pandemic. The weekly food distributions at the Lighthouse Chapel, 345 S. Cairns Ave, Richland Center parking lot will continue as a drive-through. Clients should stay in their cars while an intake person secures their full name, Richland County address, and number of members in the family. All clients should present a piece of mail that contains their name and address. A volunteer will then place the food in their vehicle.
- Second Harvest Food Pantry: Open Thursday, April 16th at 3:30pm until all food is distributed and then the 3rd Thursday of each month. The monthly food distributions will be at Richland Center Fellowship, 26700 Fellowship Lane, Richland Center as a drive-through service.
- The Kickapoo Area Food Pantry: Open Saturday, April 18th from 9:00am-1:00pm and Monday, April 20th from 4:00-6:00pm outside of the Viola Municipal Building. Food will be distributed to people while they remain in their vehicles.
- Spring Green Community Food Pantry: By appointment only Monday, April 20th. To make an appointment call (608) 459-5512 or register on http://www.communityfoodpantryofspringgreen.org/ Delivery will be available for shut-ins. Residents of the River Valley School District may also get food on an emergency basis.
FoodShare assistance may also be an option. You can apply by using the ACCESS website: www.access.wisconsin.gov or by calling 1-888-794-5556 Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 8am-4pm and Thursday 9am-4pm.
Richland County citizens over 60 years of age may request the delivery of frozen meals by contacting the Richland County Health & Human Services Senior Nutrition Program at (608) 649-5937. Other home delivered meal options for seniors include: Mom’s Meals, 1-877-508-6667, www.momsmeals.com or Homestyle Direct, 1-866-735-0921 www.homestyledirect.com.
All local school districts continue to offer meal delivery to any child 18 years of age or younger living within their district boundaries. This program is NOT INCOME BASED. It is intended to allow families the ability to receive free breakfast and lunch for any child living in their household. Please contact your school district for more information.
For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, follow Richland County Health & Human Services on Facebook or consult the following websites:
- Richland County: https://covid.co.richland.wi.us
- The Greater Richland Area Chamber of Commerce: https://www.gorcchamber.com
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/