Remaining positive and finding solutions in this period of uncertainty presents many challenges. Check the information below for suggestions and keep up to date by visiting the blog page often.
Stay home and stay safe
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
Protect yourself from scams - See Blog of 3/21
Click here for a full list of Food Pantries in our area:
https://www.cacscw.org/get-help/food-bank/dane-county/ Some may be closed or limited due to COVID-19.
Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St. Phone: 608-661-3512. Pantry is open. Click here for their COVID update. https://cmcmadison.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Reduced-Operations-Announcement-for-CMC.pdf
St Vincent Food Pantry is offering grocery/food box pick-up at 2033 Fish Hatchery Road. Phone: (608) 257-0919. https://svdpmadison.org/need-help/food-pantry/
Goodman Center Fritz Food Pantry is offering pre-packaged bags (mostly non-perishable items) for drive through or walk-up distribution. 149 Waubesa St., in the Ironworks driveway circle. Phone: 608-241-1574. Email: email@example.com. https://www.goodmancenter.org/about/corona
Hours as of 3/17:
Middleton Outreach Ministry, 3502 Parmenter St, Middleton, is offering bagged/boxed foods to pick up. Their mobile sites are also offering packaged foods.
River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Rd. is offering curbside pick-up in the parking lot near the usual client entrance. Visitors are not allowed in the building. COVID-19 update page: https://www.riverfoodpantry.org/blog/the-river-food-pantry-change-services-in-response-to-covid-19-in-dane-county/
Updated food pick-up hours as of 3/17 voicemail message:
Mt. Zion's food pantry (2029 Fisher St.) will remain open. Our hours of operations are:
Free Hot/Prepared Meals From Misc. Organizations
The IWW Madison General Defense Committee is delivering hot meals to families in need. Click here for a request form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGqbTyMCsnrBQ3sqBfE9Cmkh_cDAu9qz-edGnLpwq6GRElEQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0wec4dITU0rkvAvLOGdPckFwY_tNBeEdacmwhaJX6NqQVuyuZgy3BjYmM
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) can provide referrals and information for folks who are elderly and/or disabled, and for their family members. Website: http://www.daneadrc.org/ phone: 608-240-7400.
Greater Madison Resource Center (GMRC): Aims to provide resources and referrals for where to find help for virtually any issue. They have been raising funds and supplies specifically for the COVID-19 crises. Contact them for support: (608) 770-1174. Drop off supplies at GMRC, 14 N 6th Street, Madison WI 53704; They will be collecting sanitizer, soap, laundry soap, toilet paper and paper towels, cleaning wipes (Clorox etc.), food, baby wipes, diapers, menstrual hygiene products, and OTC meds such as tylenol, cold medicine, etc. as well as Kwik Trip gas cards.
A community spreadsheet for people to request help/resources during COVID-19, organized by category (you can also offer up your own help/services on the sheet): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/2/d/1P3fVeaCTFWLc9B1N9U6Ks2DhEOdPCoZZUgC3iduQgeg/
Utilities temporarily can’t be disconnected: The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) directed water, electric, and natural gas utilities to cease disconnecting residential service for nonpayment until the state public health emergency has been lifted. Additionally, utilities must make reasonable attempts to reconnect service to an occupied dwelling that has been disconnected.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) directed water, electric, and natural gas utilities to cease disconnecting residential service for nonpayment until the state public health emergency has been lifted. Madison Water Utility is also exempting late payment fees until further notice
Amazon has suspended shipping to its distribution warehouses anything not related to medical supplies or household staples through April 5th. Amazon is now prioritizing shipment in the following six categories: 1) baby products; 2) health and household (including personal-care appliances); 3) beauty and personal care; 4) grocery; 5) industrial and scientific; and 6) pet supplies. Retail deliveries are not currently impacted.