THE FOUNDING SERVICES OF FOCUS
SWEPS food pantry began in 1975 to provide food to area residents only in emergency situations. SWEPS expanded dramatically over the last 45 years and now provides food on a regular basis to those in need in South Wood County. In 2020 SWEPS provided food, hygiene products and educational services to over 6,300 households and nearly18,500 people.
TNT is a free community meal service that began with a meal served to approximately 50 people New Year’s Eve of 2003. TNT has grown substantially since 2003 and now offers meals every Thursday and the last two Tuesdays of the month (pre-COVID). Approximately 150 meals are served on Tuesdays and about 280 meals each Thursday.
RFB was established in 2011to assist children with food insecurity needs over the weekend while away from school. Students take home a nondescript backpack filled with food items and a Kwik Trip voucher for perishable food items. The program currently runs from October to May and assists about 85 families.