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Apple Valley Food Pantry

The WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry has been asked to find a new location. As we undertake this search, rest assured we will continue to meet the food needs of our recipients just as we have for the past 23 years. We pray food and monetary donations will continue, especially in these times of shortages and supply disruptions.

If you know of any suitable available space in the Fox Valley, please contact Brian Elmer - 920-277-7496 or elmer.brian@gmail.com. The ideal location should have 2,400 square feet at street level with parking and easy access for unloading and loading.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the Pantry!

The purpose of the WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry is to assist WELS individuals, their families and others throughout the Fox Valley area identified to us and qualified by our WELS pastors. We provide grocery assistance to those in need which may be for a month, a few months or long-term. Our prayer is the families qualified by the pastors, but not members of WELS, have a desire to attend the WELS church through which they have made a connection to us.

How does the WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry work? Churches collect nonperishable groceries and money. One weekend (Saturday and Sunday) per month, these donations go to St. Matthew Lutheran Church (129 S. Mason Street, Appleton, WI 54914) where the Pantry is located. On a Monday and Wednesday, groceries are packed and distributed to recipient families the following month. Please note, the Pantry is unable to distribute food that is expired, dented, or partially used.

The Food Pantry appreciates all donations! Thank you for your continued generosity and support!

If you need assistance, please contact your WELS church pastor for more information.

If you would like to volunteer, email us at applevalleyfoodpantry@gmail.com.

Click here to access the Recipient Information Sheet

Click here for the 2022 Apple Valley Food Pantry Schedule.

Click here for the Apple Valley Food Pantry Wish List

Click here to access the Pastor Recommendation Sheet



129 S Mason St
Appleton, WI 54914


The WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry (an outreach of WELS United congregations) gathers, stores and distributes food to area families in need of assistance through referrals from Fox Valley WELS pastors.


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