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March 2024

Who's ready for a soup-er good time?

Get ready to join us for a fun-filled day at Empty Bowls! This annual event is not just about sharing a meal but about coming together as a community to make a difference.

Picture this: a room filled with friends and family, delicious Menomonie-area soups served along with freshly baked slices of bread, and the collective joy of knowing that each bowl represents a step toward ending hunger. Save the date and be part of this inspiring occasion – let's turn empty bowls into full hearts!

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors (as of March 1st):

Keyes Chevytown | Jackie Hunt, State Farm | Studio MLM

Xcel Energy | Westconsin Credit Union | Bill's Distributing | Kwik Trip

Conagra Brands | Jerry & Kim Porter | Hoof & Paw Veterinary Clinic

Dana E. Brunstrom CPA | Eau Galle Cheese Factory

Want to help spread the word? Printable Flyer here

Stepping Stones Food Pantry Receives LFPA Grant

The WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection awarded Stepping Stones, along with eight others, the WI Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Program grant. These grants support the purchase of Wisconsin grown, raised, or minimally processed food and distribute it at no cost to underserved communities in Wisconsin.

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Menomonie High School FFA Donates to the Food Pantry

In a longstanding tradition, members of the FFA ran a “Crop Drive” and funds from local farmers and producers go toward their program and a local non-profit.

Thank you for keeping the tradition alive and supporting your local food pantry!

Stepping Stones hosted, along with Wilson Creek Inn, the Menomonie Area Chamber Business After Hours event in February. More than 50 people attended to share ideas, eat some delicious food, tour the Cairn House and Food Pantry, and learn more about about the work being done to help the community.

What's Cooking?

Looking to do some team bonding, a volunteer project with friends? Sign up to cook a weekend meal at The Cairn House!

Thank you to all the community members and local business teams who have cooked meals so far!

(Pictured above: Aaron Bergh (L) and Becca Merryfield (R) with the Menomonie Police Department - Project Hope program.

Cairn House Weekend Meal

Projects Completed Thanks to Local Church Funding

Two impactful projects have been completed, thanks to funding from Our Saviors Lutheran Church. The first project was building 20 lockers for our Cairn House residents to securely store their belongings that would otherwise not fit into their rooms. The second project was purchasing and building permanent shelving for our new pantry cooler, enhancing our capacity to store and distribute nutritious food.

Thank you for not only addressing some immediate needs but also contributing to the overall well-being and efficiency of our services!


Have you finished your taxes yet?

Consider giving to Stepping Stones through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) - support your cause(s) while still being "tax-smart!"

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