New Hope Food Pantry

The New Hope Food Pantry Welcomes You!

Serving the people of Southwestern Vernon & Northwestern Crawford Counties

New Hope Food Pantry - Fighting hunger in the De Soto area

We realize that it's hard to ask for help... and it's hard to watch a family go hungry.  If you or your family are facing hard times and you are in need of food assistance, the New Hope Food Pantry can lend a hand.  Anyone in need of food can come to the New Hope Food Pantry, located in the basement of the New Hope Methodist Church, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thursdays.  On this page you can find the application to obtain food assistance from our food pantry as well as links to many other wonderful resources to help you in your time of need.

If you are in a position to help, we absolutely welcome your assistance!  Your donations of food, money, or time will help benefit families throughout the area. Scroll down below for ways to help this very important ministry in our region!

The New Hope Food Pantry is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the food pantry open?

The New Hope Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.

How do I know if I am eligible for assistance?

If you are a resident of southwestern Vernon or northwestern Crawford Counites and are in need of food assistance, you are welcome to come and utilize our food pantry.

How often can I come to the pantry?

You may come to the food pantry monthly.  However, we will never turn anyone away if they need items again during the month.

What is the procedure for accessing the pantry?

When you come to seek food assistance, we ask that you follow this procedure:

*  Drive to the back of the New Hope Methodist Church and park by the back door/food pantry door.
*  Either knock on the door or call us at (608) 648-2644 and a volunteer will come to assist you and help fulfill your food assistance needs.
*  You will be served in the order of arrival, so please be patient.
 If you are ill, please stay home and call the food pantry at (608) 648-2644 and we will deliver your food assistance to your home.

What kinds of food will I receive?

We provide common food staples: canned vegetables, fruit, soup, rice, beans, pasta, etc. as well as fresh produce during the summer months.  We also provide frozen beef, pork, chicken, eggs, fresh potatoes and onions.  In addition to food, we also have paper products and other household items on hand.  We really do have a pretty wide variety.

May I send someone else to pick up my food?

Absolutely!  If you are having someone else pick up your items for you, please let us know in advance!  This assures us that you are actually going to receive the items that are being taken.  If you are unable to make it to the food pantry, we also deliver, if needed, to homes in the De Soto area on the fourth Thursday of the month.

May I receive food AND volunteer at the pantry?

Of course!  We welcome you to work alongside us helping others in our area!  Together, we can make a difference!

How can I help?

Volunteers are welcome at the New Hope Food Pantry!

Here's how you can help fight hunger in the area!

The New Hope Food Pantry welcomes any assistance you are willing to give!

We welcome and greatly value anyone who wishes to give of their time.  Volunteers of any age are welcome, including school-age children.  If you would like to volunteer at the New Hope Food Pantry, please reach out to us using our contact page, ask us at our worship services, or stop by the pantry during our open hours.  Together, we can make a difference!

Donating Funds
Donations of funds are greatly appreciated.  You may drop your donation in the offering plate at any of the Driftless Ministries churches or bring it to the pantry during our open hours.  If you do wish to make a donation of funds to the pantry, please make sure to note on your donation that it is for the New Hope Food Pantry.  You may also mail your donation to:

Driftless Ministries Office
Attn: New Hope Food Pantry
E2286 State Highway 82
De Soto, WI 54624

Donating Items
If you would like to make a donation of food or other home items, you may drop them off at the New Hope Food Pantry when the pantry is open on Wednesday between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. or Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. You may also drop off your donation during our worship services at any of our churches.  We welcome your donations of:

  • Food staples (Canned, Fresh, or Frozen Foods)
  • Hygeine Products
  • Bath Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Paper Products

*Please save us time and energy.  Please only donate food items that are not expired.

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