Paul's Pantry was started as a result of a need to care for hungry people in the community who are unable to purchase enough food for their family as a result of their meager or no incomes...


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Paul's Pantry handles nearly 20,000 pounds of food daily. To accomplish this, the pantry relies almost entirely upon volunteers. Members of clubs, schools, churches and business are welcome to volunteer as a group or individually. For more information or to schedule your group, please call 433-0343.


Monetary donations are used to cover operating expenses. Once those expenses have been met Paul's Pantry can then use funds for supplemental food purchases which include milk, eggs, hamburger, chicken, rice, peanut butter and other nutritious foods.


Each day Paul's Pantry distributes over thirty different perishable fruits and vegetables, usually five types of dairy products, fresh and frozen meats, and various types of bakery.In addition there are many non-perishable food items such as cereal, soups, macaroni & cheese, canned meats & stews, canned vegetables and fruit.

Minnesota vs. Green Bay Bike Ride to Help Fight Hunger

 Bicyclists Seek to Ignite Border War to End Hunger

Minneapolis to Green Bay Ride Will Raise Money

for Paul's Pantry and Moms and Neighbors Food Pantries

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA --  In the fall of 2012, Rick Martinek and his wife, Robin, embarked on a seven-day bicycle trip from Minneapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin, arriving in time to watch the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Along the way, they gathered donations for a Minnesota charity, Moms and Neighbors.

               The Martineks are set to do it again, but they hope to get some interstate competition going along the way. In addition to Moms and Neighbors, the couple plans to accept donations for Wisconsin-based Paul's Pantry. The couple also has a side bet going: If Minnesota residents donate more than Wisconsin residents, Robin will wear a Minnesota Vikings uniform complete with helmet for the one quarter of the game. If Wisconsinites donate more than Minnesotans, Rick will don a complete Green Bay Packers uniform for one quarter of the game.

               The pair - she's a Packers stockholder and he's a Minnetonka native and Viking fan - will leave from the site of the old Metrodome in Minneapolis at 9 a.m. on September 8 and plan to arrive at Lambeau Field on Sunday, September 14, at 12 p.m. for the Packers-New York Jets game. The Martineks plan to average about 45 miles per day. They encourage other bikers to join them along the route -- or at least the last 18 miles from Pulaski to Green Bay. "Wouldn't it be magical to have 100 to 1,000 bikers join us for the last stretch up Lombardi Ave.?" says Rick. To join the ride, call him at 952-238-1700. To get updates and more information follow the Martineks on Facebook

               The Martineks hope the Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry will generate some big donations.

To make a pledge for Paul's Pantry click the donate now button on the left side of this page. Please type "Bike Race" in the message line. Thank you!! 

Since 1984 Paul's Pantry has distributed over 90 million pounds of food to the needy of Brown County.

God bless you for Caring and Sharing!

Paul's Pantry was one of the first food pantries to seek available surplus food from the marketplace, and helped enact change in Wisconsin State statutes regarding liability and exemption for food donors.

With your help Paul's Pantry continues to break new ground in the area of food distribution to those in need.