The fourteen hundred jobs lost in Oneida County since the recession are coming back at a rate of only 75 per year.
A large percent of employment opportunities are in the service sector, paying as little as $7.25/hour, creating a class of "working poor."
In some Rhinelander schools, more than half the students qualify for free or reduced lunches.
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry (RAFP) was formed to assist Rhinelander area families on an ongoing basis. We can also assist on an emergency basis.
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry (RAFP) was opened in 2005 to assist Rhinelander area families. Last year RAFP set yet another new record and distributed 603,731 pounds of food during 6,650 household visits. While the economy may be improving in some areas, not all are benefiting from it and the need obviously continues.
We strive to achieve food security for everyone in our community through collaboration, cooperation, advocacy, resource sharing, and increased public awareness.
We are located at 627 Coon Street in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.