Healthy Eating

Part of Polk United’s mission is to serve as a resource for the community.
We can connect you with the resources you need to make safe and healthy decisions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Having access to healthy food options is an important part of Polk United’s work in the community. See how we can help you make the healthy choice and check out some easy recipes!


Breastfeeding Support for Moms and Babies

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Breastfeeding Support for Moms and Babies

Nursing is Normal

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Nursing is Normal

Farmers Markets

Amery
June 9 – October 29
Soo Line Park on Keller Ave
Mondays 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Balsam Lake
June 1 – October 10
507 Main St. Parking lot of Catholic Church
Fridays 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Frederic
June 14 – October 27
507 Main St. – Inter-county Leader Parking Lot
Saturdays 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Osceola
June 1 – October 26
Millpond Park – Cascade St.
Fridays 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

St. Croix Falls
June 2 – October 27
230 S. Washington St. – Library Plaza
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Food Pantries

Amery Community Food Pantry
230 Deronda Street, Amery
Thursday 2-6pm
(715) 268-5999 Please call in advance

Lifeline Food Pantry
560 5th Street, Clear Lake
Monday 8:30am– noon   Thursday 2-6pm
(715) 263-3846

Family Pathways Food Shelf
101 E. Oak Street, Frederic
Tuesday 9am-1pm Thursday 2-6pm Saturday 9am-noon
(715) 327-4425

Loaves & Fishes Interfaith Food Pantry
400 Main Street S., Luck
Tuesday and Thursday 11am-1pm

Open Cupboard Food Shelf
402 2nd Avenue E., Osceola
Monday and Wednesday 9am-noon
Thursday 11am-4pm
(715) 294-4357

St. Croix Falls Food Shelf
809 Pine St., St. Croix Falls
Monday 9-11am
Thursday 3-6pm
(715) 483-9494

Ruby’s Pantry
$15 donation per family for a box of surplus food and goods
www.homeandawayministries.org
o 810 S 7th Street, Luck
o 3rd Tuesday of the even months
o Doors open at 11:30am and distribution is at 12-1pm
o Frederic School Bus Garage
o 3rd Saturday of the odd months
o Doors open at 9:30am and distribution is at 10-11:30am
o Congregational Church
o 201 N Harriman Ave, Amery
o 2nd and 5th Saturdays of the month
o Doors open at 8:30am and distribution is at 9-10:30am
o Luck School Bus Garage

Family Pathways Food Shelf
1928 Hwy 8, St Croix Falls
Monday 1-4pm
Tuesday 9am-noon
Wednesday noon-6pm
Friday 9am-3pm
(715) 483-2920

Community Meals

Alliance Church of the Valley
1259 State Rd 35, St Croix Falls
FREE Meals 4th Tuesday of every month 5-6:30pm
(715) 483-1100
www.stcroixalliance.com

Bone Lake Lutheran Church
1101 250th Avenue, Luck
FREE Thanksgiving Day Meal

United Methodist Church
306 River Street, Osceola
Last Wednesday of every month (not Nov. or Dec.) 5-6:30pm
(715) 755-2275
www.osceolawiumc.org

West Denmark Lutheran Church
2478 170th Street, Luck
Potluck Meal for visitors, guests, and those unable to bring food
Last 2 Sundays of every month at 5pm
(715) 472-2383
www.westdenmark.org

Other

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program:
Polk County WIC
(715) 485-8520

Farmers Market Nutrition Programs:
Polk County Aging Department
(715) 485-8599

Food Share Program (Food Stamps):
FoodShare Ourtreach Specialist – Maureen Wilson (715) 496-3121 or
Polk County WIC (715) 485-8520 or
Polk County Health and Human Services (715) 485-8400

Senior Dining Sites/Home Delivered Meals:
Polk County Aging Department (715) 485-8599

Commodity Supplement Food Program:
Melissa Wyss, West Cap
1-800-606-9227 ext. 1329

Salvation Army
Backpack Program:
Eligible students receive a backpack of nonperishable foods on Fridays at Head Start, Unity, Amery, and Frederic School Districts. (715) 485-1221
SHARE: www.sharewi.org/# or (715)485-3363 or (715) 641-0773
Check out www.access.wisconsin.gov to find out if you qualify for food, nutrition and other programs

Hungry Turtle Learning Center

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Hungry Turtle Learning Center offers a number of classes and events for kids, educators, community members, and professional food producers. We are committed to supporting sustainable agriculture and land stewardship through education, and believe nutrient rich foods and sustainable living strengthens communities, encourages economic growth and development, and builds healthy societies.
Come join us and explore our farms, work with our farmers, learn to cook and eat good food, and live mindfully in our community.

 

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