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  1. Elizabeth April 10, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    I was wondering where the Spooner one is located? Can anyone come too these and what do we need to bring for bags or boxes.

    • Ruby's Pantry April 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

      Please see the details on our Locations Page by searching Spooner, WI:

      Yes, anyone and everyone can come to the Ruby’s Pantry Food Distributions. Please bring 2 or 3 of your own boxes or laundry baskets and a $20 donation.

      • Social Manager September 25, 2019 at 10:10 pm #

        What location are you looking to pre-register for? If you contact us at 651-674-0009, we can assist you with your pre-registration.

    • Ruby's Pantry September 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

      We do not have plans or a sponsor at this time; however, we would like to open a distribution in your area. Therefore, if you know of a church to sponsor a Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution in your area, please either have them contact us or send us their information.

      • brandihammer75 June 1, 2018 at 9:13 am #

        Wadena Alliance church in Wadena MN. Wadena is the poorest county in the state of MN and I know a lot of folks could benefit from this amazing service! There are multiple churches that would be willing to invest time and location. Thank you!

        • Social Manager June 4, 2018 at 9:16 am #

          Thank you for your message. We are always looking for new locations and sponsoring churches that would be interested in sponsoring a Pop-Up Pantry. If you have a church or several churches that might be interested, please ask them to contact us at (651) 674-0009. We would love to talk to them about a Pop-Up Pantry location.

      • Dayna July 3, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

        Please open a Ruby’s near the iron mountain, Michigan area! It’d be a huge hit! Lots of families in need of help up there!

        • Social Manager July 9, 2018 at 11:44 am #

          Thank you for your location suggestion. We are always looking for sponsoring churches in various locations. Thank you.

      • Brenda December 19, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

        It would be nice to get one in Willmar, MN

        • Social Manager December 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

          Thank you. We are always looking at new Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry locations. If you know of a church interested in sponsoring, please have them reach out to us. Thank you.

      • Jennifer March 24, 2019 at 11:12 am #

        Are u able to come to Illinois??

        • Social Manager March 25, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

          Currently we do not have any Illinois locations and are currently only in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We hope to expand into additional midwestern states in the near future. Thank you.

  2. Tracy April 19, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    I was just wondering if there is any requirements to get the food.

    • Ruby's Pantry April 19, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

      No requirements, except to bring two of your own boxes/coolers and a $20 cash donation. Please see additional information about our Food Distributions at

  3. Merle Berry April 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    Do you have any distribution Sites in the State of Maryland?

    • Ruby's Pantry April 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

      Not at this time. Right now we have distribution sites in Minnesota and Wisconsin only.

      • Tiphanie M Spaulding September 24, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

        Is there anyway to get help if missed the 3rd Monday?

        • Social Manager September 25, 2019 at 10:08 pm #

          Where are you located? We can look if there are any other locations holding Pop-Up Pantry’s near you.

  4. Taneya Kratzke July 11, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    Are you going to have any locations closer to Rochester MN anytime soon?

    • Ruby's Pantry July 18, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

      Possibly if there’s a church sponsor.

  5. Denise TeKrony August 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    My husband would like to volunteer to help at the Marshall, MN site. What does he need to do?

  6. Ardis July 12, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

    What is the food to be handed out?

    • Ruby's Pantry July 13, 2016 at 9:04 am #

      We post the food lists for each distribution site on our Facebook page ( 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled distribution time. You do not need a Facebook account to view our page.

  7. Emily August 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    This 8/4/16 was the first time I had been to Ruby’s Pantry. The Good shepards lutheran church in Eau Claire did an excellent job. It was very organized and the volunteers were very nice. Toward the end some people didn’t get a share because they had run out.

  8. MARSHA August 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    Where can I see a list of all the Ruby’s Pantry Food Distributions?

  9. Chandra September 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    I was wondering if you guys are going to get a Ruby’s Pantry in Princeton MN?

    • Ruby's Pantry September 8, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

      Not at this time; however, we hope to someday.

  10. Theresa September 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    Do you always have to preregister the day before a distribution or can you just show up to get the food?

    • Ruby's Pantry September 8, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

      You can just show up. Preregistration is optional and available as a convenience.

  11. Michel Cody September 18, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    When will there be location in the McLeod County area?

    • Ruby's Pantry September 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

      We do not have plans or a sponsor at this time; however, we would like to open a distribution in that area. Therefore, if you know of a church to sponsor a Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution in McLeod County, please either have them contact us or send us their information.

  12. jerry September 18, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    If there are multiple locations in my area. Am I allowed to visit both or only one?

    • Ruby's Pantry September 19, 2016 at 10:05 am #

      As many as you like.

  13. Connie September 19, 2016 at 11:49 am #

    Is there a fee for pregistering. Does that guarantee you that you will get all of the food items before they run out…also, do you get in earlier that way or do you still have to wait in the line and take a number according to where you’re standing in line?

    • Ruby's Pantry September 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

      There is $1 added for card processing. Every site is run a bit differently; however, when you preregister, you pick the specific time slot that want and we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your selected time slot. There still may be a line, but in most cases the wait is shortened for those who preregister. Yes, you should receive all of the food items.

  14. Pat Lafontaine October 5, 2016 at 11:41 am #

    Do we need to fill out an application or pre register?
    Is the cost still $20.00?
    Where does the money go to?
    What do we need to bring when and if we can pick up?
    Are we allowed to come to N. Branch are if we live in another county?

    Thank you very much.

    • Ruby's Pantry October 5, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

      We have a short registration form that’s required once per year per site. Yes, please bring $20 cash donation per share of food or preregister online if you attend a distribution site that’s participating in Online Preregistration. The donation is used for the trucks that deliver the food to the distribution site and other operating costs. Please visit the Food Distributions page for additional information. Bring 2 bins, boxes, coolers, laundry baskets per share of food. Yes, all are welcome!

  15. Franchell October 8, 2016 at 9:49 am #

    I used to live in North Branch MN and am now living in Hugo MN. Where is the closest distribution and how do I get information of dates and times?

    • Ruby's Pantry October 8, 2016 at 10:52 am #

      In the Address / Zip / City or Location Name field above, input your zip code and increase the miles to find the nearest Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution and all of the detailed information. You will be asked to complete a Registration Form at that location similar to what you completed in North Branch.

  16. Sue Pienta October 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Not familiar with the Central Church one in Green Bay on Schoen St. Is that a new location? Is it run the same as Redeemer bring $20 and 2 baskets?

    • Ruby's Pantry October 10, 2016 at 11:35 am #

      Yes, it’s a new Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution hosted by Central Church beginning today, 10/10/16. Yes, it’s run the same as the distribution hosted by Redeemer Lutheran Church as it relates to bringing with you a $20 cash donation and two boxes.

  17. Mike Williams October 11, 2016 at 10:39 pm #

    Is the redeemer site still open

    • Ruby's Pantry October 12, 2016 at 10:16 am #

      Yes. We now have two Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution in Green Bay WI.

  18. Mike Williams October 11, 2016 at 10:42 pm #

    If needed can you go to both Redeemer Church and Central during the same month?

    • Ruby's Pantry October 12, 2016 at 10:17 am #


  19. Cory October 12, 2016 at 8:43 am #

    Anything in Milwaukee??

    • Ruby's Pantry October 12, 2016 at 10:20 am #

      Not currently. The nearest Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution to Milkwaukee is in West Bend WI. Please type your zip code into the Address / Zip / City or Location Name above and increase the miles to see a listing of the distributions close to Milwaukee.

  20. leroy October 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    I live in Wheaton MN and am moving to Ortonville MN was wondering if you have any food distributions in my area other than Breckenridge MN.

    • Ruby's Pantry October 13, 2016 at 11:02 am #

      Yes. In the Address / Zip / City or Location Name field above, input your new zip code and increase the miles to find the nearest Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution and all of the detailed information.

  21. Kimberly Ridgway November 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

    If you have missed one in your town, can you go to another one?

    • Ruby's Pantry November 21, 2016 at 9:03 pm #


  22. Heather November 21, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

    Do you plan to expand in to more states?

    • Ruby's Pantry November 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

      Yes, beginning with Iowa and Michigan.

  23. Cheryl Engel December 4, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Do you have preregistration for Marshfield WI?

    • Ruby's Pantry December 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

      Not at this time.

  24. Pamela j December 8, 2016 at 9:00 am #

    What if I don’t have the donation amount requested can I still get food.

    • Ruby's Pantry December 8, 2016 at 10:52 am #

      Every distribution site is run a bit differently; however, share your story when you arrive and there may be some assistance available. Ruby’s Pantry is “a hand up, not a hand out.”

  25. Sherri Moore December 8, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    Any Pantrys in Wausau, Wisconsin? 54401

    • Ruby's Pantry December 8, 2016 at 10:47 am #

      In the Address / Zip / City or Location Name field above, input your zip code and increase the miles to find the nearest Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution and all of the detailed information.

  26. marcia February 23, 2017 at 6:18 pm #

    What happens when there is a blizzard as being predicted for this Saturday. Will it be schedule for another time. The site here is in middle of the country.

    • Ruby's Pantry February 23, 2017 at 10:21 pm #

      We’ll post any cancellations or late start times on our Facebook Page. Please know that if there’s nothing posted on our Facebook Page regarding a cancellation or late start notification, that the distribution is still going as scheduled.

  27. John March 29, 2017 at 1:20 am #

    Can you buy more then one share?

    • Ruby's Pantry March 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm #


  28. Melody April 26, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

    Is there a distribution in Mondovi WI on April 27, 2017?

    • Ruby's Pantry April 27, 2017 at 10:54 am #

      No, the Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution in Mondovi WI begins on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Please visit our Calendar.

  29. Cassandra Eckert July 25, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

    Is this a monthly thing or just a one time thing? Can anyone participate? When is there another one in Moorhead, MN?

    • Ruby's Pantry July 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

      Yes, our Pop-Up Pantries are held monthly and anyone may participate. The next Moorhead Pop-Up Pantry is held the 4th Tuesday of every month and the next one is scheduled for 8/22/17. Please visit our Calendar.

  30. Amana Matchum September 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

    Do you have a distributor site in Louisiana?

    • Ruby's Pantry September 11, 2017 at 10:15 am #

      Thank you for your interest. Not at this time.

  31. Phyllis A Hall October 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm #


  32. Michelle Johnston October 11, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

    Is there one in Fergus Falls. If so then when.

    • Ruby's Pantry October 12, 2017 at 10:43 am #

      We currently do not have a Pop-Up Pantry in Fergus Falls MN. Please enter Fergus Falls MN in the search box above to view the nearest Pantries and their respective details.

  33. JOHN November 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    Is the location in Lebanon still active on the second Tuesday of the Month?

  34. Christina Rubin November 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    Can I pick up for someone else if I pay the donation.

    • Social Manager November 14, 2017 at 10:02 am #

      Yes; however, please have them complete the Registration Form online, print and bring with you to the Pantry. This is required once per calendar year per Pop-Up Pantry. Otherwise you may complete it on their behalf when you arrive.

  35. Christine December 20, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

    Is it typical to sell out ten minutes after they open? Was really bummed that several people were getting two or three portions and it was all sold out by 5:10.

    • Social Manager December 21, 2017 at 8:47 am #

      Thank you for your inquiry. Can you provide what location you were visiting? It is not common that a Pop-Up Pantry would not have shares available so I would be happy to follow up for you.

  36. Marcia St Vincent January 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    Is there a pantry anywhere near St Peter, MN? I see one in Albert Lea and one in Savage but is there in between these 2 cities?

    • Social Manager January 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

      Currently those are the only 2 locations near you. We continue to add new sites regularly so you can use the location finder on our website to check the closest location.

  37. Michelle Kiernan January 18, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

    Do i have to live in the same county to go to the pop up pantry?

    • Social Manager January 18, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

      Thanks for the inquiry. No – there are no income or residency requirements. You can visit any of our Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry locations.

  38. Cheryl Nelson May 7, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    Any chance of adding back the Moose Lake Mn location or anywhere close to Moose Lake ?

    • Social Manager May 9, 2018 at 8:22 am #

      Currently there are no plans but we are always looking for sponsoring churches who are interested in working with Ruby’s Pantry as a sponsoring host. If there is an interest, they can contact Ruby’s Pantry.

  39. Stephanie buetow May 9, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

    I live closest to the cromwell one. Is that the one I have to go to?

    • Social Manager May 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

      There is no residency requirement so you can attend any location that works best for you. Some even attend multiple locations each month.

  40. MIKE July 10, 2018 at 8:04 am #

    Why was the Wautoma, Wis. location shut down?

    • Social Manager July 10, 2018 at 8:28 am #

      Currently we no longer have a sponsoring church in that location. If you know of another location or church that would be interested in sponsoring (there is no costs but support location and recruiting volunteers), we would love to talk to them. We are always looking at adding sites in locations with sponsoring churches.

  41. sharon July 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    where is the one in rapid city south Dakota located

    • Social Manager July 23, 2018 at 9:58 am #

      We currently do not have any Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry locations in South Dakota. Currently we are in Minnesota and Wisconsin sponsoring church locations only.

  42. william toth August 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    since sept 3 is a holiday will you still be at wausau on sept 4th????

    • Social Manager August 30, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

      Yes, the Wausau Pop-Up Pantry will be Tuesday, September 4th at 5:00 pm.

  43. arlene Grebenc September 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm #

    closest place is over 40 miles away, why do you not use one of the churches in our East Range area? contact Outr Lady of Hope in aurora mn 55705 218 229 3210 for one.

    • Social Manager September 18, 2018 at 10:11 am #

      Thank you for your message. We are always looking to add additional sites in areas where there is not access to a Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry. We will follow up with this site location.

  44. Debbie Plucinski September 24, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    When can I get a partial food list for Tomah and Wisc Rapids WI. Can I have it emailed to me?

    • Social Manager September 25, 2018 at 11:02 am #

      The partial food lists are posted on Facebook (Ruby’s Pantry page) as well as our website at We are hoping to add email reminders but currently we are still collecting information from guests that attend. The lists are posted 24-36 hours prior to the distribution.

  45. Diane Ormsbee November 1, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    Why can’t I find a list of the food for Saturdays pantry in Greenville, wi

    • Social Manager November 1, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

      The partial food list was just posted on both our facebook and website link. These are posted 24 hours prior to the distribution date.

  46. Stevia Rae Asher November 26, 2018 at 10:59 pm #

    Do you pop-up or have a spot in Menomonie? It shows a point on the map but not listed ..?

  47. Cheryl A Corey July 14, 2019 at 10:05 pm #

    When does the pantry for Austin, MN 55912 start? I’m hearing it will be at Grace Lutheran Church. I may want to volunteer.

    • Social Manager July 16, 2019 at 11:55 am #

      We are working with the Austin location currently and the site is going through training. They are encouraging anyone interested in volunteering to attend an upcoming session in August. We will work to communicate that as soon as we have a date. Austin is looking at having its first Pop-Up Pantry in September but they are still working to determine the starting date. We encourage you to contact the church about the volunteer training date. Thank you!

  48. verlan ray July 16, 2019 at 9:21 am #


    • Social Manager July 16, 2019 at 11:54 am #

      Sherburn, MN does not currently offer pre-registration but we are working to add pre-registration at this location sometime this fall. You can register at the site location the day of the Pop-Up Pantry.

  49. Jeffrey Klonne July 21, 2019 at 11:34 am #

    When I LaPorts Ruby’s Pantry

    • Social Manager July 23, 2019 at 9:58 am #

      The Laporte Pop-Up Pantry is Wednesday, July 24th at 4:30 PM. It is held the 4th Wednesday of each month.

  50. Becky shook November 25, 2019 at 9:27 pm #

    How do I find ruby’s pantry in Central iowa?

    • Social Manager January 3, 2020 at 10:01 am #

      Currently we do not have locations in Iowa but it is our hopes to expand into Iowa in the near future.

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