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To activate people in being alert to the needs of others and to be proactive in encouraging faith, showing friendship and meeting tangible needs of neighbors, friends and strangers regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

  What is a Pop-Up Pantry ♥

Ruby’s Pantry holds Pop-Up Pantry’s in a number of locations across Minnesota and Wisconsin every month.  Ruby’s Pantry is faith-based and is organized and hosted by a group of volunteers from a local church.  A Pop-Up Pantry is held either at the church location or at a site easily accessible for guests.

There are no income or resident limits/requirements and you can attend a Pop-Up Pantry at any city/state location.

What to Expect at a Pop-Up Pantry ♥

There is a $20 donation per food share. 

We recommend you bring 2 boxes or totes with you to the Pop-Up Pantry.

When you arrive at a Pop-Up Pantry for the first time, you will need to register and sign in.  This registration is simple and requires no documentation – 2018 Guest Registration Form (open form, print, complete and bring with you to the Pop-Up Pantry). After the first time attending, you will not need to register and will simply sign in.  You will be provided a number and once your number is called, you will go through the line to receive your food share. 

Some Pop-Up Pantry locations offer pre-registration.  You can pre-register for a time slot and arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.  The shares designated for a pre-registration are only a portion of the total number of shares available at that location.  If pre-registration slots are filled, you can still attend a Pop-Up Pantry location and sign in when you arrive.


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Job Openings – Class A Truck Driver – Waupaca, WI

Class A Drivers: Waupaca WI – FT, PT, and Saturdays only  – Class A tractor driver to pick up loads of food and products from donor companies and bring loads to churches for our Pop-Up Pantries. We are a Christian faith-based organization feeding the hungry in rural MN and WI with almost 70 monthly pop up […]

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The Time is Now

There has been a lot of chatter lately about the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and the wildfires out west. Even in the rural areas there seems to be murders, violence and thievery all around us. In Pine City, a town of 3,100 people where I live, there has been a murder in the mobile home […]

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Joys & Burdens

I have been relatively silent all summer with our family activities, weddings, graduations and trying to catch a little sunshine. I apologize if you have missed the emails and online commentaries. However, today I am writing you to share my joys and my burdens. Let’s start with the joys. I am thankful for what God […]

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Job Opening – Diesel Mechanic

Job Opening, North Branch MN – Experienced full-time Diesel Mechanic opening Must be able to do major repairs on semi tractors, trailers, and reefers. Must have a good, positive attitude. Must be able to communicate well with Distribution Center Managers, drivers, and Directors. Must feel comfortable working in a faith based Christian organization where there […]

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Thank You!

“Thank you for all you’ve done for Ruby’s Pantry! God’s got huge plans for Ruby’s Pantry and you are a part of that.” ~Lyn Sahr, Founder & Executive Director. Donate today by clicking the Donate Online button above or let us know you’re praying for our ministry by submitting a comment below. Checks or other […]

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Help Keep Our Trucks Rollin’

Help us keep our Trucks Rollin’! Donate today by clicking the Donate button above or let us know you’re praying for our ministry. Checks may be sent to Ruby’s Pantry | 5833 Pecan St | North Branch MN 55056. May the Lord bless you abundantly!

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From the Desk of Lyn Sahr

In May we will start our 15th year of this ministry. Over the last few months we have made a greater effort in fundraising. I would like to take the time to share with you the reasons why it takes more funding than the $20 donation from our guests at the distributions. $2 (10%) of […]

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Volunteer Highlight | Mary Patrycus

Mary is a key volunteer at the Wisconsin Distribution Center and Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution in Waupaca, WI. She has a heart of gold and is loved by all who are around her. She has a quiet spirit and is very organized and hard working. She is willing to do whatever is needed and never […]

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Volunteer Highlight | Richard Kron

Richard is a hard working volunteer that can be counted on each month to be a helping hand in the distribution line. Richard has served in the Pine City, North Branch and Hinckley distributions since Ruby’s Pantry began, helping primarily in Pine City MN now. He is a dedicated volunteer that has a passion for people.

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