Caritas

Caritas Caritas is a food pantry and Diaper Bank. Our services are free (2x per month) to people in need residing in the Stateline area. Caritas is a non-profit organization begun in 1974 by a group of pastors and lay people.
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This non-sectarian organization exists for the congregations, businesses, and organizations of the Greater-Beloit area in order to coordinate their efforts to serve the emergency social service needs of the area residents by providing a centralized location to meet those needs. Caritas is not affiliated with any national, state, or other local organization. Nor is Caritas affiliated with any federated campaign such as United Way or Combined Federal Appeal.

This non-sectarian organization exists for the congregations, businesses, and organizations of the Greater-Beloit area in order to coordinate their efforts to serve the emergency social service needs of the area residents by providing a centralized location to meet those needs. Caritas is not affiliated with any national, state, or other local organization. Nor is Caritas affiliated with any federated campaign such as United Way or Combined Federal Appeal.

Mission: Our Mandate for involvement comes from these words from scripture: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, naked and you clothed me,… in as much as you did it to the least of these, you did it to me.”

Operating as usual

10/06/2020

Mobile food pantry info:

To receive a text message regarding the mobile food pantry in your county, text the corresponding keyword to 47177:

Dane County - Keyword FOODDANE
Rock County - Keyword FOODROCK
Jefferson, Dodge counties - Keyword FOODEAST
Columbia, Sauk, Juneau, Adams counties - Keyword FOODNORTH
Monroe, Vernon, Richland, Crawford counties - Keyword FOODWEST
Grant, Iowa, LaFayette, Green counties - Keyword FOODSOUTH

Bessie's Diner
10/01/2020

Bessie's Diner

Big thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd annual Fly-in or Drive-in Pancake Breakfast on September 19th! It was so great to see all of the planes and families. We can't wait to see what next year brings!

Fun facts from the fly-in:
+ Approx. 50+ planes
+ Over 150 adults and 50 kids
+ Too many pancakes to count!
+ 10% of ticket sales donated to Caritas Community Resource Center in Beloit!

📸 Janelle Rominski Photography

09/28/2020

While supplies last:
laundry detergent
dish soap
shampoo
conditioner
bar soap
toothpaste
toothbrushes
diapers (child and adult)
baby shampoo/body wash
baby wipes
tampons or pads
dog food/cat food
cat litter
Just ask the next time you are here.

09/25/2020
09/22/2020

While supplies last:
laundry detergent
dish soap
shampoo
conditioner
bar soap
toothpaste
toothbrushes
diapers (child and adult)
baby shampoo/body wash
baby wipes
tampons or pads
dog food/cat food
cat litter
Just ask the next time you are here.

Beloit Cares
09/17/2020

Beloit Cares

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#freewifi #freesnacks

09/15/2020

While supplies last:
laundry detergent
dish soap
shampoo
conditioner
bar soap
toothpaste
toothbrushes
diapers (child and adult)
baby shampoo/body wash
baby wipes
tampons or pads
dog food/cat food
cat litter
Just ask the next time you are here.

09/10/2020

While supplies last:
laundry detergent
dish soap
shampoo
conditioner
bar soap
toothpaste
toothbrushes
diapers (child and adult)
baby shampoo/body wash
baby wipes
tampons or pads
dog food/cat food
cat litter
Just ask the next time you are here.

09/09/2020

While supplies last:
laundry detergent
dish soap
shampoo
conditioner
bar soap
toothpaste
toothbrushes
diapers (child and adult)
baby shampoo/body wash
baby wipes
tampons or pads
dog food/cat food
cat litter
Just ask the next time you are here.

09/08/2020

While supplies last:
laundry detergent
dish soap
shampoo
conditioner
bar soap
toothpaste
toothbrushes
diapers (child and adult)
baby shampoo/body wash
baby wipes
tampons or pads
dog food/cat food
cat litter
Just ask the next time you are here.

09/04/2020

Caritas will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

While supplies last:laundry detergentdish soapshampoo conditionerbar soaptoothpastetoothbrushes diapers (child and adult...
09/03/2020

While supplies last:
laundry detergent
dish soap
shampoo
conditioner
bar soap
toothpaste
toothbrushes
diapers (child and adult)
baby shampoo/body wash
baby wipes
tampons or pads
dog food/cat food
cat litter

Just ask the next time you are here.

09/01/2020

While supplies last:

laundry detergent
dish soap
toothpaste
toothbrushes
diapers
feminine hygiene products

Just ask the next time you are here.

Timeline Photos
08/31/2020

Timeline Photos

08/26/2020

Did you know that when you come to Caritas (you can come twice a month) that you get to fill a box with fresh produce? Also, while supplies last you can ask for laundry detergent or dish soap. You can also ask for toothpaste, toothbrushes and bar soap! We also have diapers and feminine hygiene products available once a month. Just ask the next time you are here.

Produce is available.
08/26/2020

Produce is available.

08/24/2020

Please forgive the inconvenience. Caritas will be closed Thursday, August 27 for remodeling.

08/21/2020

While supplies last, you can request:



Toothpaste

Bar Soap

Shampoo

Toilet paper (1 roll)

Feminine personal hygiene items

Pads Or Tampons

Dish Soap Or Laundry Soap (Pod or Liquid)

08/20/2020

In Memory of Mary Beth
On July 31, 2020 Mary Beth Dalton passed away. She was too young, at 54.

Mary Beth was volunteering at Caritas when I started at Caritas. She took care of serving about 100 Beloit School District students weekly. The students were identified as homeless. She packaged enough food for each student to get from Friday afternoon to Monday morning.

Mary Beth also packaged food for the Domestic Violence Shelter, and about 30 people with limited mobility who lived in three apartment complexes. Mary Beth coordinated the “Fresh Produce Saturday’s”, leading volunteers through set up, distribution, and tear down.

When the opportunity presented itself, I hired her to be the Caritas Services
Program Coordinator. Mary Beth was an organizer. As we got to know each other, we found we worked with the same people with special needs. We even worked Riverfest together, back in the day.

Mary Beth and I didn’t always agree on how to deliver services. We did always work through our differences, and services to our neighbors were the better for it.

Mary Beth was kind and generous. I am missing her.
~Max

Thank you anonymous donors! Dropped off in the middle of the night! What a blessing! Thank you!
08/12/2020

Thank you anonymous donors! Dropped off in the middle of the night! What a blessing! Thank you!

Thank you, Preston, an elementary aged friend, for collecting and donating all this food!
07/01/2020

Thank you, Preston, an elementary aged friend, for collecting and donating all this food!

06/26/2020

Caritas is going to try something different for fresh fruits and vegetables selection. Beginning Monday, June 29th, each household may select the fresh fruits and vegetables of their choice. A box will be provided by Caritas.
ONE person from each household may get out of the car, take a box, and select items while their information is being processed. Once people have selected their items, please return to your car and proceed to the next station for the rest of your groceries.
Please be patient as we sort out this process, in an effort to improve our service.

Thank you,

Caritas Staff and Volunteers

Thank you!
06/26/2020

Thank you!

We love supporting our communities! 🤝 We recently gave $2,000 to Caritas to help support their mission in providing food, clothing, and other essential necessities to Beloit community members in need. To learn more about Caritas, visit: https://caritasbeloit.org/ #FirstCCUCommunity

06/03/2020

Caritas will close at 2 PM on Tuesday, June 9. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks

06/01/2020
05/28/2020
05/27/2020

Hours update: Caritas will no longer be open on Saturdays. Sorry for any inconvenience.

05/26/2020

Address

2840 Prairie Ave
Beloit, WI
53511

General information

Service Area: The Greater Beloit Stateline Area (Includes communities south of Janesville, WI & north of Rockford, IL)

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 14:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 14:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 14:30
Thursday 10:00 - 12:15
Saturday 10:00 - 11:45

Telephone

(608) 362-4403

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Comments

I have a few unopened cans of Enfamil formula that are not expired. Is that something I can donate? If so when?
Is Caritas taking clothing donations?
Are you accepting clothing donations? Is there items you need that also can be donated?
what are hours today.
I have a huge pile of paper bags, when is a good time to drop them off?
Thanks to First Community Credit Union in Beloit for conducting a fundraiser for Caritas. Their customers made donations, and then the credit union matched the funds. We just picked the check for $4,314.54
There will be a Hiring Event on Thursday, November 9th 2017 from 1pm-4pm at the Rock County Job Center (1900 Center Ave., Janesville, WI 53546). There will be 50 employers in attendance with 1200+ job openings. Job seekers should bring their resumes. Don't have a resume, need help revising it, or just need somewhere to print it for free? Come to the resource room at the Rock County Job Center, where staff will be happy to assist you!
In honor of Manufacturing Month, there will be a Hiring Event on Tuesday, October 17th 2017 from 2pm-4pm at the Community Action Training Center (27 Eclipse Center., Beloit, WI 53511). 22 employers in the manufacturing industry will be at the event, with 260+ open positions. Make sure you bring your resume to the event! Don't have a resume, need help revising your resume, or just need somewhere to print it for free? Come to the Resource Room at the Rock County Job Center, where staff will be happy to assist you! For more information, visit the Rock County Job Center page!
There will be a Transportation Career Expo on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 from 9am-12pm at the Rock County Job Center. There will be 8 companies in attendance who are looking for drivers (DDH Transport, Lycon Inc., TQ Logistics, Waste Management, Schneider, Stoughton Trucking, Kaiser, and Upper Lakes Foods). Don't have a CDL? No problem! There will also be two training agencies in attendance who can give you information on how to obtain a CDL and start your driving career. Additionally, information on job center resources will be available at the event, including information on programs that can help you with training.
Good Morning FB Friends! Today is my last official day at Caritas. Thank you for all the love and support over the past 6 years! I'm joining our food bank in Madison, so I'll still be involved with this amazing group of people who work tirelessly to make sure our neighbors in need get the resources they need to live healthy lives! Your continued support of Caritas is vital and so important - thank you for all you've done to help us move our mission forward! With much love and respect - Donna Ambrose
The next Rock County Hiring Event will take place on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 from 1pm-4pm at the Rock County Job Center (1900 Center Ave., Janesville, WI 53546)! There will be 53 employers in attendance with a combined total of 1400+ open positions.
The next Rock County Hiring Event will take place on Thursday, August 17th, from 9am-12pm at the Rock County Job Center. This event is free and open to the public. 48 employers are registered to attend the event, with a combined total of 1400+ open positions.