In an effort to keep everyone informed about how our partner agencies are responding to the Coronavirus outbreak, here are updates we've received from our partner agencies:

  • 2-1-1: The United Way of Dane County runs a free information service designed to connect those in need with service providers; including those looking for an emergency food resource. Just dial 211 on your phone, give them your zip code, and they will tell you where the nearest emergency food provider.


Safety is our number one priority at Second Harvest during this crisis.  Our Mobile Pantry Program has adjusted adjusted to as many no touch in-take practices as possible for distributions.  Mobile pantries will start at the advertised time and go until food distribution ends - please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.  All participants need to keep six feet social distance at all times.  We ask that you be ready with your trunk open, if your trunk does not work volunteers will leave box near your car for you to load directly.  Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not come to pickup food.

UPDATED PROXY POLICY EFFECTIVE 3/30/2020: In an effort to ensure everyone is getting food at our mobile distribution we will only allow one box of food per car. Second Harvest is making every effort to ensure every client that shows up for the mobile receives food.  With the current climate we are experiencing higher volume than normal and making adjustments in real time.  If you are at a mobile and the distribution runs out of food, we ask for your patience and to call 2-1-1 to get connected to your local area pantry.

*** The Mobile Pantry scheduled for Wednesday, April 1 in Madison has been cancelled. ***