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.

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Food Resources

Grocery/Food Box Pick-Ups from Pantries

Click here for a full list of Food Pantries in our area:  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.


  • Tuesdays: 2:00-4:00pm. Personal essentials are available from 2:00-3:30pm.
  • Thursdays: 10:30am-12:00pm. 
  • They also offer hot meals (see Hot/Prepared Meals section). 

St Vincent Food Pantry is offering grocery/food box pick-up at 2033 Fish Hatchery Road. Phone: (608) 257-0919.   


  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10:30am - 2:30 pm.
  • Thursday 2:30pm-6:30pm.
  • Saturday 9:30am-11:30am.
  • Eligibility requirements: can be used once per 30 days; must live in Dane County; household income under 185% of federal poverty line; ID for all family members.

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:

        Hours as of 3/17:

  • Tuesday 9:30 am– noon
  • Wednesday 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Thursday 12:30 pm– 3 pm

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: 

      Updated food pick-up hours as of 3/17 voicemail message: 

  • Tuesdays from 10am to 5pm 
  • Wednesdays from 10am to 5pm
  • Thursdays from 10am to 5pm, and 
  • Fridays from 10am to 6pm
  • Eligibility: First time visitors must bring proof of address and IDs for each household member. Click here for list of acceptable IDs:  htpps//
  • Note: Community meals, clothing, and rides home from the pantry are all suspended until further notice. 
  • The MUNCH truck is still running; 

Mt. Zion's food pantry (2029 Fisher St.) will remain open. Our hours of operations are:

  • 1st and 3rd Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm.
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm.
  • We will extend our hours when needed.
  • Our faithful director has also stated that if anyone needs food just come.
  • Also we will be creating a transportation plan for kids to get to food.
  • Questions? Contact Rev Dr. Marcus Allen, Pastor, 608-957-9081

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:


Services and Resources

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:   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):

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.