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Are you a non-profit?

Yes, we are a 501(c)3. 

Your donations are tax-deductible.
*New in 2020 - Under the CARES Act, donors can get a Federal income tax deduction for charitable contributions of up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)

Can I specify my donation to be applied for food only?

You may and we do honor these requests.  Please also note, that if we do not have a facility to disperse the food, we will need to close our doors.

How much does it cost the pantry to feed a family? 

We can feed a family

on $20.00 per month.  The Beyond Bless Pantry has been averaging over 1,000 households per month since the start of COVID.

Do you purchase food and/or have a paid staff?

Yes, we get discounted and wholesale food pricing from Second Harvest.  We also purchase food from local grocers.

We do pay our executive director (Shannon Howley), who puts in uncountable hours per month.  .  We have over 75 hard-working volunteers who are not paid.

What does that 20 dollars include? 

Operating cost (including rent, utilities, office supplies, and such) as well as food (including when available fresh produce, meat such as chicken, beef, and pork, dry goods, and dairy.)

Can I have a food drive

for you?

Yes!! The Beyond Bless Pantry would be honored if you would!

Please contact Shannon at

MOST IMPORTANT: We can not accept expired food.



Does my household qualify? 

No paperwork is required. We do gather general information at registration.

How much does it cost me?

$0.00, We fundraise for our expenses and we have wonderful donors.

Where are you located? 

Do you deliver?

1515 Walnut Street 

Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913  

To find us better feel free to use the map located on our Resources or Contact page.

Why do I need to register?

This information assists with funding and gives us contact information as needed.  The registration consists of providing our team with your zip code and numbers in your household at the time of pickup.

Where does Beyond Blessed Pantry get their inventory?

Second Harvest and local grocers.  Please remember we are NOT federally fundeded. Our pantry is solely run on private donations.

What is a household?

A household is a dwelling with a kitchen.  All who share that kitchen are considered one household.

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Hello! There are always lots of questions when operating a food pantry.

What does the Sell-By Date mean?

What does the Use-By Date mean?

What does the Best-By Date mean?

The following graphic lays it out the best way we know how.


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If you have more questions, please contact us at

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