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Wisconsin free food banks and pantries.

Learn how to get free food, groceries, meals, hygiene supplies and perishable items from free emergency pantries near you as well as food banks in Wisconsin. A number of non-profit organizations provide assistance to the low income in the state or people with no money. Find free food banks near you in WI.

The centers may have either low cost or free food, groceries and more. pantries as well as soup kitchens banks near you also have referrals and other social support services for the low income, such as SNAP food stamp applications to USDA benefits.

Hundreds of churches, food pantries, banks, and distribution centers operate across Wisconsin. Some of the largest non-profits, drive thru food banks and emergency food pantries centers are listed below. Many also offer cat, dog, and other pet food to seniors or disabled people in WI. Families in need can call the main centers below, and they can always refer you to a location that is closer to where you live if need be. Or they can show clients how to save money on grocery shopping.

In addition to these food banks, many counties offer other forms of assistance, such as holiday meal baskets, surplus government commodities, SNAP applications and more. Inquire at the centers below to find a listing of assistance programs in your town or county. Also, find a referral number at the bottom of this page for information on additional Wisconsin free food banks that may be near you.

Local and regional food pantries in Wisconsin near you

In addition to the centers here, there are many other charities, churches and non-profit organizations that focus on individual counties. The pantries near you will more than likely just focus on the income qualified residents of that specific county. They may have free food, Christmas meals, groceries, and more, or scroll down to find even more options.

Regional free food distribution centers in WI

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is a Feeding America center. The address is 2802 Dairy Dr., Madison WI, 53718. Call (608) 223-9121. This non-profit offers referrals to local food pantry distribution sites, such as churches or charities. They also work with social services to help feed kids, single moms, and seniors in their region. Even locate free school nutrition programs for students.

 

 

 

The non-profit provides coverage in the counties of Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Rock, Sauk, as well as Vernon. They provide assistance programs such as the Kitchen Coalition, which is restaurant quality food. Or ally for Summer Food Service Program for students as well as an EBT card for low-income families in Wisconsin. They also direct people to pantries, government benefit application sites and soup kitchens too.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the largest center in WI. Part of the nationwide network. Works with many charities and non-profits both regionally and locally. Local pantries will give out items such as canned and shelf stable foods, cereal, fresh eggs, frozen meat, and fresh fruit or vegetables.

  • Government aid is arranged too. This includes Nutrition Education, Senior Box Program (CSFP), Kids Cafe & Afterschool Snack Program, and mobile pantries among others. There is also free dog and cat food for seniors or the low-income as well as Meals on Wheels.

The counties assisted include Brown, Calumet, Dodge, Door, Florence, Fond Du Lac, Forest, Green Lake, Jefferson, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, as well as Milwaukee. Or families in Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Portage, Racine, Shawano, Sheboygan, Vilas, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, and Wood County will get free groceries too. Location is 1700 W. Fond Du Lac Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53205. Phone number - 414.931.7400

Second Harvest Heartland - While headquartered in MM, the food banks services several counties in WI as well. They partner with local free pantries, charities and government agencies. There are programs such as SNAP Outreach Program, Mobile or drive thru pantries, A free Pet Pantry and more.

Clients will get free groceries, fruits, and fresh produce, including from local farms. There are MEals on Wheels services for the disabled or elderly in Wisconsin and other support. The counties include Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Taylor, Trempealeau, as well as Washburn The location is 7101 Winnetka Avenue N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. Dial 651.484.5117.

 

 

 

 

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank also covers both WI and MN. The Wisconsin counties supported are Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, as well as Iron. They offer programs such as FoodRX (healthy food and free cooking classes,), school pantries, applications to food assistance from SNAP Program and more. Of course clients will also get referrals to local soup kitchens and free, emergency food banks for groceries or holiday meals. The main center is at 4503 Airpark Boulevard, Duluth, MN 55811. Call 218.727.5653.

Channel One Food Bank is a Feeding America partner that only provides assistance in La Crosse County (as it focuses on Minnesota). But struggling Wisconsin families, the unemployed, poor and other will get free food, groceries and other support. There are free government cheese and milk programs from Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and school lunches for kids.

They work with Second Harvest. It provides food to churches and other charities in Wisconsin. Those agencies then distribute the items to the needy. A great place for information and referrals. The location is 131 35th Street, SE, Rochester, MN 55904. Dial 507.287.2350Free food banks in WI

Hartford Food Pantry
24 N Johnson St., Hartford Wisconsin, 53027. Telephone number (262) 673-5747
Boxes of food, groceries, and canned items may be available, as well as information on other needs in Wisconsin such as clothing banks.

South Milwaukee Human Concerns, Inc.
Free food, meals and information on SNAP or WIC is from 1029 Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172. Call (414)764-5340

Food Pantry of Lake Geneva
715 Wisconsin Street, Lake Geneva WI, 53147. Call (262) 248-2337
Distributes fruits, vegetables, fresh bread, canned groceries and frozen items. May also help people apply for government programs like WIC or food stamps. They are a client choice pantry in Walworth County that clients can “shop” at. The URL in https://www.lakegenevafoodpantry.org/

Good Samaritan Outreach Center
Location of free pantry - 5924 W Burnham St, Milwaukee, WI 53219. Call(414) 541-7668 for information.
Emergency boxes of groceries, referrals to baby formula programs, and other free aid is available.

City of Waupun Food Pantry
12 S Mill St., Waupun Wisconsin, 53963. Main number is (920) 324-4000

De Pere Christian Outreach Corp.
Main food bank address - 506 Butler St, De Pere, WI 54115. Call (920) 339-1060
Meals on Wheels, applications to senior assistance such as Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and more is available. Volunteers are always needed for the home delivery program, which may serve hot lunches.

Peter's Pantry Inc.
843 S 21st St., Manitowoc Wisconsin, 54220. Dial (920) 682-6989

 

 

 

 

Feed My People
2610 Alpine Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54703. Dial (715) 835-9415
Hot meals, basic needs such as clothing, paper products, and surplus government commodities may be served from the center.

Hunger Task Force
5000 W Electric Ave, West Milwaukee, WI 53219. Call 414-777-0483
The very low income, seniors, children, and homeless in Wisconsin tend to be beneficiaries of the pantry and soup kitchen.

Shawano County Food Pantry - Friedens Community Ministries / Despensa de la Paz
10230 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53224. Call 414-289-6030
The non-profit food bank can provide needy and low income residents in Milwaukee County with healthy, nutritious food.

Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry Inc.
701 N Lake Ave, Twin Lakes, WI 53181. Dial (262) 877-8228
Meals and snacks for students and children are offered alongside free boxes or bags of groceries.

Prescott Area Food Shelves
911 Pearl St, Prescott, WI 54021. Call the center at (715) 262-4143

City On A Hill Inc.
2224 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233. Call (414) 931-6670
Supports the less fortunate in the city. Free boxes of food, breads, frozen food, and more is served. Minorities, inner city residents, and the working poor are clients of the pantry.

Verona Food Pantry
1200 E Verona Ave, Verona, WI 53593. Dial (608) 848-2499
Call for  Emergency Food Assistance, information on food stamps, and other aid from case managers.

St. Martin Catholic Parish
Address 418 S. Warrington St., Cecil WI, 54111. Call 715-745-6681
Provides food to the needy once a month on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belleville Food Pantry
Address is 24 W. Main Street, Belleville Wisconsin, 53508. Call (608) 424-3341
Runs a food pantry, and can distribute nonperishable items, groceries, frozen and refrigerated food.

Additional Wisconsin free food banks and pantries

These food banks listed above work with other non-profits, churches, and social service organizations in Wisconsin that will be near you. There is also Feeding America and Second Harvest in WI. Residents should dial 414-931-7400 to find a free food distribution center in their area that may also be near them.

 

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