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


Safety is our number one priority at Second Harvest during this crisis.  Our Mobile Pantry Program has 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 of social distance at all times.  We ask that you be ready with your trunk open, if your trunk does not work volunteers will leave a box near your car for you to load directly.  Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not come to pick up food.

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

UPDATED PROXY POLICY EFFECTIVE 4/27/2020: In an effort to ensure everyone is getting food at our mobile distribution, each car will receive boxes for only ONE household. Those with additional households can return at the end if food is available. We encourage participants to limit the amount of people in the car to maintain proper social distancing. 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.