Community Resources & Benevolence

Are you part of CTR? If you’re a member of the Christ The Rock, and you’re facing a crisis such as being unable to pay an electric bill, CTR’s Benevolence Fund may be able to help with part of the expense. We can also connect you with community resources like our partners at Leaven to help you through the crisis, and plan for your future. Email Micah at mneely@christtherock.org.

Not part of CTR? We partner with Leaven in the Fox Valley, and can also help connect you want to other community resources. If you’re not located in the Fox Valley or Wisconsin, we encourage you to connect with a church that’s local to you to find assistance. Questions? Email Micah at mneely@christtherock.org.

 

Food Pantry

Request food by 5 pm Sundays, then pick up on Tuesdays.

Anyone in need of food is welcome to request food from the CTR Pantry.

TO DONATE FOOD: Leave donations on our shelves, just inside the main doors, Mon.-Thurs. 7 am-8 pm, Fri. 7 am-2 pm and Sun. 7 am-1 pm. Items needed are toilet paper, Kleenex, non-perishable food items, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti sauce, pasta, cereal, canned meats, and cleaning supplies/sanitizing wipes/hand soap .

TO RECEIVE FOOD: Food pick-ups are scheduled at Christ The Rock on Tuesdays from 8:30 – 9:30 am or 5:30 – 6:30 pm. We will have pre-packed bags of groceries for different family sizes. Park by the West Entrance of the Church and come inside to meet our volunteers! Food requests must be received by 5:00 pm on Sunday to be included in the next Tuesday’s pickup.  *If clients have serious health needs, we are asking people to please leave that information on the voicemail when you call to request food. As we are a donations based ministry, we cannot guarantee we will have food items that meet your specific dietary needs.

To get started:

  • Call and leave a message at the Christ The Rock office at 920.730.8383, ext. 416.
  • Please leave your full name, phone number, number of people in household, and whether you are going to pick up in the AM or PM hour. 
  • Food pick-ups are scheduled at Christ The Rock on Tuesdays from 8:30 – 9:30 am or 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

All food pantry requests must be received by 5:00 pm Sunday to be included in the next Tuesday’s pickup. Reserving ahead of time is required.

All food pantry requests must be received by 5:00 pm Sunday to be included in the next Tuesday’s pickup. Any calls received after this time will be added to the following Tuesday request list.

  • Food Pantry pick up occurs each Tuesday 8:30-9:30 am or 5:30-6:30 pm at the West doors/entrance of Christ The Rock. We ask that you do not arrive before the start time – and also that you arrive before the end time.
  • We are here to help you in your season of need! After a period of continual use, we may require you to attend a Leaven financial interview to access additional help. Christ The Rock partners with Leaven in assisting you to find the best solutions in your times of need.
  • Only the person or persons making the request can pick up on pantry day.
  • Christ The Rock does not deliver, so please make arrangements for transportation.
  • Christ The Rock food pantry exists on donations of food, money and volunteer time. Choices of food will vary depending upon donations that have been received; quantity will vary depending on the household size.
  • Our volunteers do their best to sort out any outdated food items – but occasionally an item slips through. Before using any food, check that dates on all liquids and semi-liquids. Remember – you are taking food freely at your risk and CTR cannot be held responsible.
  • Christ the Rock Food Pantry is available as a supplement to your food budget. We cannot supply all the food needs of your household. If you feel your need will be a long-term situation, we would be glad to help you find additional help in the community.

 

Food Donors:

Please drop off non-perishable food items on the shelves inside the main entrance at Christ The Rock, 8 am – 8 pm, Mon.-Thurs., and 8 am – 2 pm Fridays. Common donation needs are breakfast cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned meats and toilet paper. Thank you for caring for our neighbors! Each year, we serve more than 1,200 hungry adults and children in our community. Thank you for your generosity as we continue to operate at an increased capacity due to higher food prices.

 

Additional Food Resources

Meals on Wheels is a nationwide program that provides older Americans nutritious meals and safety checks at little to no cost. The meals can be delivered to your home if you meet eligibility requirements, or you can go to a congregate nutrition site for socialization and food. If you struggle with isolation and meal prep, then Meals on Wheels could provide ease and companionship. Click here to find out more, and use a search tool to find providers in your area.