St. Francesca Resource Center

Faith Working Through Love

117 Allen Street, Chippewa Falls, WI
Open every Tuesday from 9AM-1PM and 4PM-7PM


The St. Francesca Resource Center is open to Chippewa County residents who are in need of food or clothing assistance. The mission of the St. Francesca Resource Center is to serve the Chippewa County residents in need of food assistance and other resources while respecting the inherent dignity of every human person.

You are invited to choose groceries for your family that you can use for the next two weeks. You are welcome to come back again every other week. There is no charge to you. The food you receive is a gift. Food is distributed using a choice system with limits on some items so that each household can have an equal share in our current inventory. You can select the items that you can use each visit. There is no advantage to coming early.

Most food items at our resource center come from individual donations, local food drives, business donations, the Feed My People Food Bank, as well as home grown fresh produce in season. Food and other items are to be accepted "as is". If you have any concerns over products received please notify us as soon as possible. Do not use any questionable products.

Visitors to the St. Francesca Resource Center agree that they will not ask volunteers for money, personal items of value, or rides under any circumstances.

Steering Committee Members: Dr. Terry Benson, John M. Czech Jr., Jerry Kuehl, Dr. Mary Kuehl, Jeanette Prince, Deacon Dan Rider, Julie Rider, Russell Ruf, Gordy Schafer, Donna Schafer, and Supervisor: Matt Elstran

Our door is at the base of the flag pole in between Notre Dame Church and the Heyde Center for the Arts. From the corner of High Street and Allen Street, follow the sidewalk North to our door.

Volunteer Contact

For more information or to volunteer please contact Matt Elstran at [email protected] or by phone 715-720-1136.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is on site every Tuesday from 9AM-1PM offering financial counseling services.

Boxes and Bags

Please bring your own clean box or bag.


Your donations are critical to the programs we provide and the families and children we serve. All donations are tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

Every dollar donated is used to purchase food or other resources which are then distributed to those in our community that need assistance. By partnering with the Feed my People Food Bank, we can leverage your donation dollar. Partner Agencies such as the SFRC are able to purchase many food items from the FMPFB at a cost 15 cents per pound.

Checks can be mailed to:

St. Francesca Resource Center
117 Allen Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Make checks payable to:

St. Francesca Resource Center or SFRC