HCFS gratefully accepts both financial and food donations. Since we are a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are eligible for tax deduction. Receipts are provided upon request. View our donation brochure, click here
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We accept non-perishable food donations. In addition to bringing food donations to HCFS during regular hours of operations, donations may be dropped off at MarketPlace Foods 24/7.
Additionally, many local churches, organizations, and businesses have periodic collections for HCFS.
While we appreciate all food donations, the following items are always in demand:
Healthy Snack Items
Macaroni & Cheese
Jello & Pudding
Dried Peas or Beans
Personal Hygiene Items
You can make a financial contribution to the Hayward Community Food Shelf in several ways:
1. Online donations 100% of your contribution will go toward maintaining food shelf operations in serving the needs of the public. Online transactions are secured and provided fee-free by Peoples Bank Midwest.
2. Donations by check can be mailed to HCFS. Please make checks payable to “Hayward Community Food Shelf” and mail to: Hayward Community Food Shelf, P.O. Box 779, Hayward, WI 54843-0779
3. Check and cash donations can be made in person at HCFS. Donations can be dropped off during our regular hours of operation. We are located at 16216W Highway 63S in Hayward. We are open every Monday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon.
4. Securities We are able to accept securities through our Ameriprise Financial account. Contact us for details.
5. Automatic Deposits Automatic deposits from your checking or savings account are also welcomed. Please contact Peoples Bank Midwest for details.
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In Need of Food?
Any person living in Sawyer County, Birchwood, Cable, Springbrook or Stone Lake is eligible to receive assistance from HCFS. Each Social Security number must be verified annually by an official Social Security care or other legal document containing the number.
Individuals receive a three-day supply of food. Every attempt is made to provide the ingredients for well-balanced meals. Clients may receive assistance one time each month. Some clients receive assistance only once while others need assistance monthly for many years.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of our clients are adults between the ages of 18 and 59, children make up thirty-one percent (31%) and the remaining eighteen percent (18%) are seniors. Our clients come from a wide variety of situations. Some are disabled, some are working, and some simply cannot find gainful employment in this area. Our average family size is 2.5 individuals.