Any changes to times or locations for existing mobile pantry distributions identified on the calendar below will be communicated via our new texting service. You will ONLY receive a text notification if there is a change to the schedule below. To receive a text message when there is a change to the regular schedule, find your county below, and text the corresponding keyword to 866-989-3123:

  • Dane County - Keyword FOODDANE
  • Rock County - Keyword FOODROCK
  • Jefferson, Dodge counties - Keyword FOODEAST
  • Columbia, Sauk, Juneau, Adams counties - Keyword FOODNORTH
  • Monroe, Vernon, Richland, Crawford counties - Keyword FOODWEST
  • Grant, Iowa, LaFayette, Green counties - Keyword FOODSOUTH


One of the ways we can be there for you is through our mobile pantries. We send trucks into areas that need a little more help than other traditional pantries, meal sites and shelters are able to provide.

Working with a community partner, tables are set up to distribute thousands of pounds of food in a few hours. Usually, households go home with 50-75 pounds of fresh produce, dairy, canned goods, meat, and snacks from each mobile pantry stop.

Don't throw away perfectly good food! Check out our Food Date Guideline for broad and basic food extension guidelines for common food categories.

9 Madison Metropolitan School District schools and partners are currently doing MMSD Drive-thru distributions. If you reside in these communities, please feel free to use this list to gain access to these resources.


While many of the original safety guidelines have been eased, we will continue to practice basic social distancing with our clients at mobiles. We ask that you keep your windows rolled up and be ready with your trunk open. If your trunk does not work, volunteers will direct you to an area where you can load the food yourself. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not come to pick up food.