Operating year round, the MOM Food Pantry serves thousands in our community. Come as often as you need - you are welcome!
MOM's pantry serves all residents of Dane County, and focuses on distributing fresh produce, dairy and eggs, many protein options, pantry staples, spices, and personal care items.
In-Person, Drive-Thru, and Delivery are available.
We accept non-perishable food, personal essentials, laundry detergent, menstrual products, and fresh produce.
Please call or email us ahead of time to arrange a drop off time for your donation if the above times don't work. Food donations should go directly to the Warehouse door (first door on the left side of the building in the back of the parking lot). Food donations that are left outside our building outside of these donation hours will be discarded due to safety concerns.
Food donations are best brought to the distribution center during these hours when a volunteer is able to assist:
Mondays from 8:00-11:00 AM
Wednesdays from 10:00-6:30 PM
Fridays from 1:00-4:00 PM
Food donations should go directly to the Warehouse door (first door on the left side of the building in the back of the parking lot). Clothing donations should be brought to the Clothing Center door (last door on the right side of the building in the back of the parking lot). Please follow the directions posted on the door when you arrive.
We are able to take food and clothing donations at the front office during regular business hours or if the donation doors are otherwise locked.
Food and Clothing donations that are left outside our building outside of these donation hours will be discarded due to safety concerns.
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