A Thrift Boutique and Food Pantry102 West Jackson Street, Ripon, WI 54971 (One door west of the Ripon Police Department) Ph: 920/748-5756
Thrift Boutique Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Thursdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Saturdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. See our Thrift Boutique page for more information. Food Pantry Hours: Mondays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. And the 4th Wednesday of every month: 6:00 pm – 7pm. See our Food Pantry page for more information.
Visit us in downtown Ripon.
Our mission is to feed the hungry and help those in need. Our dream is to ensure that no one in the Ripon area goes without food or clothing.
We want to show our love for Jesus in a very practical way, by doing all that we can to meet the real needs of those in our community and beyond. Our dream is to ensure that no one in the Ripon area goes without food or clothing. We want this to be a ministry that shines God’s light and hope into many lives!
Traded Treasures & Community Food Pantry provides groceries to families in need. We collect gently-used items from the community to be sold in the Thrift Boutique and Furniture Department. Items sold cover all operating expenses as well as the purchase of food for the Food Pantry.
Traded Treasures & Community Food Pantry became its own 501(c)(3) a Non-Profit Organization on November 1, 2013. We were previously known as “The Community Thrift Store and Food Pantry” – a ministry of Ripon Community Church. However, our mission and passion remains unchanged, and that is to feed the hungry and help those in need. We have been under the same management since August 1, 2006.
Every dollar we collect (from cash donations and store sales) provides the food for our Food Pantry to serve those in need. Our Food Pantry customers include mothers and children who are victims of domestic abuse, families struggling to put food on the table and clothes on their children, and senior citizens on a fixed income trying to make their dollars stretch every month. Since August 1, 2006, the Food Pantry has provided groceries every month to anywhere from 100 to 200 households a month, and often more around the holidays.
In addition: We provide
- Food, clothing, furniture, and household supplies at no charge to victims of flood and home fires and others as well on an emergency basis. No one in need is turned away.
- Back-to-School backpacks full of school supplies for children of food pantry customers.
- Wishes & Wonders Christmas presents for children under 17 of low-income families.
- Community service opportunities to local school students and organizations for credit as well as to county courts who refer individuals to our organization to satisfy community service requirements.
Volunteers preparing for Wishes & Wonders
We employ one full-time and three part-time employees and keep roughly 55 volunteers busy receiving and sorting donations, serving customers, and performing other duties as needed.
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