Bread Basket is a community-based organization whose goal for 18 years has been to provide a free weekly meal to anyone in the Waupaca area who is in need. The organization is run entirely by volunteers using money received from grants and donations from individuals, churches, organizations, and businesses. The 10 member board of Bread Basket along with a group of regular volunteers usually plan, cook and serve about 26 of the 50 meals served each year. The rest are handled by family groups, school classes/organizations, churches, community groups, and businesses under the supervision of the board members. Approximately 225-250 meals are made and served each week.
Guests at the meals are not required to fill out any paperwork or meet any qualifications in order to attend. All who come are served in a comfortable, friendly, and welcoming environment. They may choose to eat their meal there, or take it as a carry-out. When they are finished with their meal, diners may take an additional meal home with them.