The New Hope Food Pantry Welcomes You!

Open every Thursday, 9 - 11 a.m.

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

Serving the people of Southwestern Vernon & Northwestern Crawford Counties

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 United 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.

Get Assistance Now!

To begin receiving food assistance from our food pantry, please fill out The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) application.  You can acquire this application by one of the following:

  1. Clicking the green "New Hope Food Pantry Application" button below
  2. Pick up an application at the food pantry on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  3. Ask for an application at the New Hope UMC worship service.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am eligible for assistance?

If you are a resident of southwestern Vernon or northwestern Crawford Counites and meet income eligibility guidelines or you need food assistance, you are probably eligible to receive food.  For more information on eligibility, please contact Tim & Mary Green at (608) 648-3636 or email us at

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

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

*  Drive to the back of the New Hope UMC and park at 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 [(608) 648-2644] and we will deliver your food assistance to your home.
*  We also ask that you please refrain from bringing in used grocery bags for the time being.  The food pantry will provide packaging during this time.

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.

Absolutely!  If you are having someone else pick up your items for you, please get permission in advance from the food pantry.  This ensures 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.

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

How can I help?

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Donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated!

Volunteers are welcome at the New Hope Food Pantry!

Thank you to everyone who volunteers and donates to make the New Hope Food Pantry possible.  The De Soto area greatly appreciates everything you do!

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

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

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 on Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. or during the worship services of the New Hope UMC or the Retreat UMC.  We welcome you 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.

Donating Funds
Donations of funds are also appreciated.  You may drop your donation in the offering plate at any of the Driftless Ministry churches.  If so, 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 Regional Ministry Office
Attn: New Hope Food Pantry
E2286 State Highway 82
De Soto, WI 54624

We also welcome anyone who wishes to give of their time.  If you would like to volunteer at the New Hope Food Pantry, please contact Tim & Mary Green at (608) 648-3636 or email us at for more information and to get started.  Together, we can make a difference!