Iron County Mobile Food Pantry
The partnership between Extension Iron County, Iron County Human Services, community volunteers and Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank make the Iron County Mobile Food Pantry a very successful program. Together, they address the needs of Iron County residents and work towards building a community where healthy, nutritious foods are available to everyone, even when times are tough.
Mobile Food Pantry partners take pride in their work and are there, rain, shine or snow on the last Monday of the month from 12:00-1:00 pm (excluding December and May, at which time the mobile food pantry is one week earlier due to the holidays). Pick up is simple. Participants receive their food as they drive through the Iron County Recycling Center parking lot in Hurley, without ever having to leave their vehicle.
Registration can easily be done over the phone by calling the Extension Iron County office at 715-561-2695 OR by completing the registration form linked below. Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Extension Iron County office (300 Taconite Street, Suite 118, Hurley WI 54534) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL FOOD SECURITY RESOURCES:
The Iron County Food Pantry, which is available to Iron County residents, is open on Mondays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (must provide proof of residency by showing a current utility bill).
Treasure House – same location, contact information and hours as above but this service is available to everyone (no requirements).
United Way’s 2-1-1 is an easy to remember, completely confidential phone number that connects people with important information about food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, senior services and more!
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
Toll Free: 1-800-878-4874 (please call for an appointment)
Office hours: WIC clinics are held for Iron County residents on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Iron County Health Department.
The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children. WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information, and referral to other health and nutrition services. WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding.
For more information, please visit: Bay Area WIC (Bayfield, Ashland, Iron).
Mercer Area Food Pantry
Mercer, WI 54547
Phone: 715-476-7655, Louise Minisan
The Mercer Area Food Pantry, which is open to Mercer, Springstead, Manitowish Waters, Winchester and Presque Isle residents, is open for in house food pantry shopping, Tuesday and Friday from 11:00 – 1:00 pm.
They also offer a monthly Badger Box and Senior Box distribution, which typically takes place on the 1st Wednesday of the month (watch Facebook page for up to date distribution announcements).
Visit the Mercer Area Food Pantry Facebook page for more information and announcements: Mercer Area Food Pantry
If you are an Iron County Resident, age 60 or over, and are interested in learning more about Iron County Senior Nutrition programs, contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the North – Iron County office for more information.
You can also visit the Aging & Disability Resource Center of the North’s website for more information.
Union Station – Ironwood, MI
352 E. Ayer Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
Union Station is a non-profit charitable organization providing two different food programs for people in the Ironwood and Hurley area. They are open from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, every Saturday.
Visit the Union Station Facebook page for more information and announcements: Union Station Ironwood Michigan
Feel free to print and share the Iron County Food Resources flyer linked below!
If you would like to learn more about food security resources in Iron County, please contact:
Office Manager/Support Staff
Extension Iron County
300 Taconite Street, Suite 118
Hurley, WI 54534