The Parish Mobile Food Pantry serves rural communities who do not have access to the larger pantries in Madison.

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Parishioners from participating Catholic churches volunteer to unload and distribute food delivered to the parish by a Second Harvest food-bank truck. Parish volunteers organize each monthly pantry and assist their neighbors who depend on the pantry for food or to help offset other expenses (such as medical and utility bills).

People who use the pantry do not need to be Catholic or a member of the church holding the pantry. No ID is needed to participate. In just a short time, hundreds of pounds of food are given to those who need it. 

2016 Service Results

49,570 people served.

1,456,288 pounds of food distributed.

99% of participants saved money on groceries and were able to use it for other necessities such as rent/mortgage, utilities, or prescriptions.

97% of participants were better able to provide three meals a day for themselves and their family.

Pantry Locations

All parishes in the Diocese of Madison are invited to participate! Please contact Sue Palm for information. Parish mobile food pantries are currently being held at: 

Corpus Christi in Boscobel on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart in Reedsburg on the 4th Thursday of the month from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

St. Anthony and St. Philip in Highland on the last Monday of each month from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

St. John in Patch Grove on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

St. John Vianney in Janesville on the 1st Monday of each month from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

St. Joseph in Fort Atkinson on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

St. Mary in Platteville on the 3rd Friday of each month from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

St. Mary in Palmyra on the 1st Thursday of each month from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

St. Mary of the Most Holy Rosary in Pardeeville on the 4th Monday of each month from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

St. Clare of Assisi in Monroe on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul in Monroe.

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Portage on the 2nd Monday of each month from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Portage Fairgrounds.


Sue Palm

Catholic Charities
702 S. High Point Road, Ste. 105
Madison, WI 53719
P: (608) 826-8010