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Free food banks in Madison and Dane County.

Food banks and pantries in Dane County and Madison Wisconsin can provide free food, meals, groceries, and general assistance to residents of the community. For example, many of the centers may also distribute clothing, hygiene items, baby formula and diapers, and other forms of aid to the low income and needy in the community.

Many of the pantries may also have on site staff and counselors who can direct individuals to other local and national assistance programs. For example, you may be able to get help in applying for government programs such as food stamps, school lunches, or other public aid. So the non-profits can be a great source of information.

Many of the Dane County food banks also work closely with local charities, churches, and non-profits in order to help as many families as possible. There are even applications to SNAP and other government assistance programs. They combine resources to offer emergency food, shelter, and low income programs to anyone who needs help in the community.

Black Earth Mobile Pantry, New Heights Lutheran Church
Address: 1705 Center St.
Black Earth, Wisconsin 53515
Phone number (608) 767-2247

Countryside Communities Center, Blue Mounds Food Pantry
11010 Blackhawk Dr
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin 53517
Dial (608) 437-5224 for information and hours of food distribution.





Cambridge Community Activities Program, Cambridge Food Pantry And Resource Center
211 South St.
Cambridge, WI 53523
Phone number - (608) 423-8142
A wide variety of social services and resources are offered to low income families in the community. Learn about public aid, shelter, help for rent and bills, and more. This is all in addition to the food pantry located at the facility.

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Cottage Grove Food Pantry
229 N Main St.
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin 53527
Main phone number - (608) 839-4768
Emergency bags of groceries and a few days worth of food are offered in Dane County.

Deerfield Community Center Food Pantry
3 W Deerfield St.
Deerfield, WI 53531
The coordinator can be reached at (608) 764-5935
Healthy food for seniors and children are available. The charity will also have holiday baskets for Christmas to low income qualified families.





AIDS Network
Food pantry address 600 Williamson St Ste H
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Dial (608) 252-6540
HIV and AIDs patients, and their families, can get food and meals. Also learn about other assistance, such as medical care and financial programs.

Allied Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood Association, Mobile Food Pantry
4618 Jenewein Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-9722
This location visits different parts of Dane County. The homeless may get a meal or blanket, and staff pass out applications to SNAP food stamps and other programs.

Allied Partners, Food Pantry
Food pantry address: 4619 Jenewein Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
(608) 204-9722 Ext. 126

Bashford United Methodist Church
329 North St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone number - (608) 249-9222
A hot meal may be served by volunteers, or basic clothing, such as warm winter coats, may be passed out.

Bayview Foundation
755 Braxton Pl
Madison, WI 53715

Bethel Lutheran Church
Location - 312 Wisconsin Ave
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone number - (608) 257-3577




Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center, Mobile Food Pantry
1917 Lake Point Dr
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Telephone - (608) 441-6991
The mobile pantry can go across Dane County Wisconsin and provides fresh food, emergency boxes, vegetables, and other aid.

Catholic Multicultural Center, Mobile Food Pantry
1862 Beld St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
(608) 661-3512
They offer a daily free community meal, food pantry, personal essentials, and more. Find more details on Catholic Charities in Madison.

East Madison Community Center, EMCC Food Pantry
Center address - 8 Straubel Ct
Madison, WI 53704
Primary phone number - (608) 249-0861
Can offer a number of food assistance programs and meals.

First United Methodist Church, FUMC Food Pantry
203 Wisconsin Ave
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-4407

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Food Pantry
Main address is 5701 Raymond Rd
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
Dial (608) 271-6633

Goodman Community Center, Fritz Food Pantry
149 Waubesa St
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Main phone number - (608) 241-1574 Ext. 249

Grace Episcopal Church, Food Pantry
Address: 116 W Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
Dial the pantry at (608) 255-5147 Ext. 18





Helping Hands Outreach Ministry
7475 Mineral Point Rd Ste 35
Madison, WI 53717
Pantry manager phone number - (608) 509-1596
Call the ministry. Helps people of all backgrounds and religions. Call for perishable food, government surplus items, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, clothing, and much more.

Kennedy Heights Community Center
Location - 199 Kennedy Heights
Madison, WI 53704
Call (608) 244-0767
The charity helps the low income and is focused on preventing hunger.

Lakeview Lutheran Church
Address: 4001 Mandrake Rd
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Phone number - (608) 244-6181

Lussier Community Education Center
Location of food bank - 55 S Gammon Rd
Madison, Wisconsin 53717
Center phone number - (608) 833-4979

Mount Zion Baptist Church
Address: 2041-2043 Baird St
Madison, WI 53713
Call (608) 334-4343 to reach the church food pantry.

Now Faith Development Corporation Center
Location - 1721 Thierer Rd
Madison, WI 53704
Dial (608) 622-3282

Saint Mark's Lutheran Church
Location: 605 Spruce St.
Madison, WI 53715
Call (608) 256-8463 for information on shelter, food banks, and local charities.

Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Bread Of Life Food Pantry
Main address - 2126 N Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704
Phone - (608) 244-8077
Programs include an emergency box of food. In addition, a Meals and Wheels service is for seniors and other support is from the location.

Saint Vincent De Paul Society Of Madison
2033 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Main number - (608) 257-0919 Ext. 1
Runs many social service programs for the unemployed, elderly, and poor in Dane County. Some can provide financial aid or vouchers, however resources are limited. Mostly provides food, clothing, diapers, clothing, and baby formula. Get help in applying for food stamps and homeless prevention programs too.

Address is 3245 E Washington Ave
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Dial (608) 825-1041

Ss Morris Community AME Church
3511 Milwaukee St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53714
(608) 288-1763
A soup kitchen is also available for those in poverty.

The River Food Pantry
Address of pantry - 2201 Darwin Rd
Madison, WI 53704
Call (608) 442-8815





Acewood Alliance Pantry
Address is 602 Acewood Boulevard
Madison WI, 53714
About 15 families assisted per day. Free groceries, household supplies, paper goods, pasta, sauce, cereal, and more may be offered.

Westwood Christian Church
5210 Odana Rd
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
Phone number - (608) 274-0266

Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Wil-Mar Food Pantry
Address - 953 Jenifer St
Madison, WI 53703
Call (608) 257-4576

Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin
Main office is 1917 Lake Point Drive
Madison WI, 53713
They do not offer food directly to the public. However referrals are given. They also help with USDA programs, Weekend backpack snacks for kids in Dane County, referrals to free holiday meals, soup kitchens, and so much more.

Saint Stephens Lutheran Church
5700 Pheasant Hill Road
Monona WI, 53716

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Location is 605 Madison St.
Marshall, WI 53559
Phone number - (608) 655-4246

Christians In Action, Community Food Pantry
9 Brodhead St
Mazomanie, Wisconsin 53560
Dial (608) 795-2105
Will provide food, meals, and support regardless of religion or background. The local branch of the national non-profit charity organization. May have limited funds for heating bills, prescription vouchers, and more. A thrift shop and food pantry can offer free groceries or meals to the poor and homeless.

Mcfarland Community Food Pantry
Location - 5307 Hough St
Mc Farland, Wisconsin 53558
Call (608) 658-0927
Information on USDA Commodity programs as well as pantries and more is available, such as free canned goods.

Oregon/Brooklyn Food Pantry
1094 Union Rd Unit 8
Oregon, WI 53575
Phone number - (608) 222-3399
May have holiday meals too.

City Of Stoughton - Clerk's Office
Location is 520 S Fourth St
Stoughton, WI 53589
Phone number - (608) 873-8103
Receive referrals to public aid such as WIC and vouchers for infants and children, SNAP food stamps, and both federal and state programs.

United Methodist Church Of Stoughton
Location is 525 Lincoln Ave
Stoughton, WI 53589
Dial (608) 873-3273

Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry
Address: 18 Rickel Rd
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590
Phone number - (608) 825-3875
Call for emergency food boxes. Programs are limited in nature.

Verona Area Needs Network, Food Pantry
130 N Franklin St.
Verona, Wisconsin 53593
(608) 848-2499
The non-profit is open limited hours. Non-perishable goods, fresh fruits, and other items are passed out.





Waunakee Ecumenical Board, Food Pantry, St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Location of church - 5757 Emerald Grove Lane
Waunakee, WI 53597
Pantry Coordinator phone number is (608) 849-9742

Deforest Area Food Pantry
Address - 4434 Second St.
Windsor, Wisconsin 53598
Phone number - (608) 469-4415
Hot meals may be passed out along with a free bag of groceries. Rice, meats, canned goods, and more are served.

There are other pantries are in the region, and call 608-223-9121. Clients can learn about Summer Food programs as well as meals. State of Wisconsin resources available may include Commodity Supplemental Food Program as well as SNAP, among others.

By Jon McNamara

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