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Dodge and Jefferson County food pantries.

Food banks are located across the region of Jefferson and Dodge County. Not only can a struggling family turn to these pantries for support, but there is also a referral service to call to locate a center that may be more convenient to the resident. Based on income and other qualifications, families may receive everything from a free box of food to holiday meals or personal hygiene items.

Some of the pantries in the area will also have volunteers or case workers on site. These individuals can provide referrals to long term support. So truly struggling families can apply for SNAP food stamps or single or new mothers may benefit from WIC vouchers. There may also be financial aid and other social service in Jefferson County.

In addition to the resources below, resident can make inquires into a soup kitchen. This is more for an emergency situation and can be turned to on a daily basis for a free hot meal, or even help during Christmas.

Saint Vincent De Paul Society
Address is 125 Dodge Dr.
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916
(920) 885-6971
The charity only supports Dodge County. There are canned food drives held. Groceries may be given to the low income, and volunteers also deliver meals, clothing, and food to senior citizens and the disabled.

Second Harvest Foodbank Of Southern Wisconsin
1022 Madison St - Habitat ReStore Parking Lot
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916
Telephone number is (608) 216-7207
Mostly offers referrals, but some locations run a Mobile food pantry which visits the region, including both Jefferson County and Dodge.
St Joseph Catholic Church also runs a mobile pantry from the food bank at 1660 Endl Blvd, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538, call (608) 216-7207.
Or try St Mary Catholic Church - 919 W Main St, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 53538, dial (608) 216-7207.




Living Hope Community Church Food Pantry
740 W State St
Fox Lake, WI 53933
Dial (920) 928-6610

Jefferson Food Pantry
Main address is 1110 S Grove Ave, which is the St Vincent de Paul Resource Center
Jefferson, WI 53549
(920) 674-6822
Assistance is only for people in the Jefferson school district.

St John's Lutheran Church - Johnson Creek Food Pantry
129 N Watertown St
Johnson Creek, WI 53038
Dial (920) 699-2471
Holiday meals and boxes of groceries ar offered to qualified low income families.

Saint Matthew Lutheran Church
Address is 313 Main St.
Palmyra, Wisconsin 53156
Dial (262) 495-4540
Free food and assistance is only for the Eagle and Palmyra school district. There may be meals for students and children as well as a Thanksgiving Dinner served in November.

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Address is 204 N 10th St
Watertown, WI 53094
(920) 261-7226
A food bank is on site. Canned goods, fruits, vegetables, and baby formula may be offered to people in Watertown.

Saint Luke's Lutheran Church - Sullivan Community Center
Address: N3866 West St
Sullivan, WI 53178
Main phone - (262) 593-8646





Lake Mills Food Pantry
Location is 720 E Lake St.
Lake Mills, Wisconsin 53551
Phone - (920) 648-2800

St Stephen's Lutheran Church
505 N Palmatory St
Horicon, WI 53032
Call (920) 485-6687
Emergency services are only for residents of Burnett, Horicon, Ireon Ride, Juneau, and Hustisford.

Fort Atkinson Food Pantry
Address is 715 Jones Ave
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 563-6992

Sacred Heart Church
Location is 950 Washington St
Horicon, Wisconsin 53032
Telephone - (920) 485-0694
Programs from the free pantry include groceries and perishable food. There is also a Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter program which offers both meals, food baskets, and gifts.

Trinity United Methodist Church
Address is 300 Church St.
Lomira, WI 53048
(920) 269-4411
There is only for people, including seniors, in Lorima. The food pantry relies on donations, including from Piggly Wiggly.

Christian Life Fellowship
Address is 113 N Clark St
Mayville, WI 53050
(920) 387-4380




Waupun Area Food Pantry and Clothing closet
Location is 12 S Mill St.
Waupun, Wisconsin 53963
(920) 324-4000
Food boxes, clothing, blankets, and more is available from the pantry.

For additional support or referrals, call (608) 216-7207. The local Feeding America affiliate will often have information on pantries, organizations that offer surplus USDA commodities, and other public aid.


By Jon McNamara

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