Catholic Charities partners with Second Harvest and local parishes to provide individuals and families in rural areas access to nutritional food.
Mobile Food Pantries
Since 2005, the Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry program has been helping residents in rural areas stretch their grocery budgets a bit more by providing produce, meat and other necessities each month at parishes throughout the Diocese of Madison.
In 2021, the mobile food pantry program served 6,747 residents with assistance from 447 volunteers, who provided 6,729 hours of their time. There is no cost for participants, and all are welcome regardless of income level. Funding is provided through Catholic Charities fundraising efforts and grants.
Mobile Pantry Locations and Dates
The mobile food pantry program is intended to serve rural areas which do not have access to larger food pantry options that are typically available in more metropolitan areas. It’s a collaborative effort between Catholic Charities, Catholic parishes and the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.