Welcome to our Food Pantry - website

The Durand Food Pantry/ "Bread of Life"  is located at:  306a W. Main St., Durand, WI.

                        `This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider'

Hours of operation: Wednesdays 9am--12pm (noon),  Thursdays 1pm--4pm.

 Urgent!  Check out our Current Needs category.

For emergency situations call Karen Zacharias - Pantry Director - - 715-672-5081.

email: durandfoodpantry@gmail.com



306A W. Main St., Durand, WI 54736




******************   "Food For More Challenge"     ************************

                                              NEWS RELEASE

                               *DONATION MATCH FOR HUNGER RELIEF*

The Pepin County Durand Area Food Pantry has a unique opportunity to receive one pound of food from Feed My People Food Bank for each dollar raised up to $5,000 by July 27, 2015 through the                                                        Food for More Challenge.

This is a partnership between Feed My People and Pepin County Durand Area Food Pantry

The match will be one pound for food through shared maintenance food credit at Feed My People, up to a maximum of 5000 pounds. The dollars raised are used by the Pepin County Durand Area Food Pantry so you can really increase the value of your donation in this program.

100% of donations plus 100% of the matching pounds will be used at Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire where the Pepin County Durand Area Food Pantry purchases food not received by food drives and donations.

The challenge period begins June 15, 2015 and runs through July 27, 2015.

Please make checks payable to Durand Area Food Pantry and note in the memo line of the check MATCH CHALLENGE. The KEY is to write MATCH CHALLENGE in the memo line of the check and make the check payable to Durand Area Food Pantry.

Send checks to Durand Area Food Pantry, 306A W. Main Street, Durand, WI 54736.

If you have any questions please call Karen Zacharias at 715-672-5081 and thank you for your support in this effort to relief hunger in our area.


The Pepin County/Durand Area Food Pantry is open to all those living in the area of the Durand School District which includes parts of Pepin, Buffalo, and Dunn counties. 

Durand, Wisconsin, is nestled in the coulee region located in the western part of the state and is also defined by the Chippewa River that runs through the downtown area.

The food pantry is actually located on the river's southern bank of downtown Durand.  With a picturesque view of the river and woods from our back door, one can only stand in awe of nature's true beauty.  The river runs fast; you can be mesmerized by the currents swirling right then left.  Water fowl are everywhere; multi-colored ducks float the waters edge feeding while eagles soar over head.  Fishermen patiently wait along the shores, and occasionally an air boat cruises by all with one question in mind...

"Are we going to catch any fish today?"

The river provides food for all of nature's creatures that depend on it for their survival.

Speaking of food!

As we turn and enter through the back door of the food pantry our mind takes on a different focus.  The walls are lined with shelves from the floor to the ceiling.  All are loaded with different kinds of food.  One would think you were walking through a grocery store---except there is one item missing---there is no cash register.

The Durand Food Pantry/ "Bread of Life"  has been a functional entity serving our community.

Monthly Statistics - 2015

Families served.

Jan.     119

Feb.      85

March  84

April     95

May      94

We continue to serve families in our community.

We need your HELP!

One of our sources of food has decreased their help dramatically. 

Our clients needs continue to grow.

Please give to any local food drives or give financially.

We are able to purchase items from the regional food bank for about 13 cents per pound.

Thank you for your generosity.

 Like the Chippewa River, the Durand Food Pantry/ "Bread of Life"  provides food to the community.  With the economy in complete disarray, with loss of jobs, and with families being torn apart by the reduction of their incomes, the Food Pantry is experiencing an added demand for service.  

 The Durand Food Pantry is a non-profit organization and is solely dependant upon your financial and food donations. All of your donations are greatly appreciated by everyone involved.

 Cash donations-- We have a few places that we can purchase items wholesale or even at just the cost of delivery.  That helps stretch the dollars that you give to purchase a variety of items for the pantry.

Thank you for your help in meeting people's needs.  A receipt will be issued upon request.

If you would like to donate to the Pepin County/Durand Food Pantry/ "Bread of Life", 

please contact: Pantry Director  -  Karen Zacharias -- 715-672-5081

or email: durandfoodpantry@gmail.com.

Center of Hope Church, Durand, WI  website:  http://centerofhopechurch.net



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 Supporting Businesses and Websites:

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