St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

2033 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
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(608) 257-0919
Mon., Tues. & Fri.:
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Food Pantry Weather Update

Coronavirus Update
Our building at 2033 Fish Hatchery Road is closed to the public. Our food pantry is currently operating outside as a drive-through service. Clients can pick up food every two weeks, if needed. If you have any questions please call 608-257-0919.

**Food pantry drive through service open normal hours, but closed on Saturdays!
Staff members at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Madison have been closely monitoring the situation regarding spread of the coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes. 

COVID-19 updates are here

Our current food pantry protocols include (as of April 2021):

  • Food pantry hours remain unchanged during the weekdays, closed on Saturdays
  • Food pantry clients no longer allowed into the building to shop
  • Food packed in boxes, provided in the pantry lot, and typically loaded into vehicles.
  • Proper hygiene promoted (see below) among volunteers and staff involved in food distribution – and all encouraged to stay home if feeling sick
  • Gloves and hand-sanitizer readily accessible to volunteers and staff, and appropriate, frequent hand-washing and related hygiene required
  • Disinfection of commonly touched areas of pantry equipment, surfaces, etc.
  • An existing partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin and other suppliers to ensure we can continue to access food needed for the households we serve

The CDC recommends the following to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Frequent washing of hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and — if soap and water are not readily available — use of hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or using the inside of the elbow
  • Cleaning frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Staying home when sick

Questions and concerns may be directed to or (608) 257-0919

Need Help with Food?

Video by Edgewood College students with FACTv help Some month, rent, utilities, bus fare, medical bills or fixing the car have stretched your budget and there’s nothing left to buy food this month. We can help.

We run one of the largest, busiest food pantries in Dane County. Our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry operates on a customer-choice basis. Using “points” based on your household size, you can shop our pantry like a grocery store for the food you and your family prefer and will eat.

During a pantry shopping trip, you shop for about five days’ worth groceries. We work to keep the pantry well-stocked and try to offer many healthy food choices, including fresh fruits and vegetables, proteins, dairy, canned goods and staples like bread and cereal.

The pantry is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30 am to 2:30 pm; Thursdays 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. (*CLOSED on Saturdays due to COVID-19). We’re closed on some, but not all holidays.

You may be eligible to use the food pantry if …

  • You live a Dane County household with total income under 300 percent of the federal poverty level. (This increased 300 percent figure applies for now, during the COVID-19 crisis. See how your income compares by clicking here. Under rules for a federal program that supplies some pantry food, this total household-income eligibility figure will likely move to 200 percent later.)
  • You can provide identification for each member of your household you’ll be shopping for.

If you have questions about pantry hours, your eligibility or the forms of  ID needed, please call us at 608-257-0919 ext. 38. Open four days per week right now, our centrally located food pantry is a busy place, where friendly volunteers put food in the cars of pantry shoppers in a drive-through process. (Note that the pantry is open on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays, but closed on Saturdays until further notice.)

Catch us on the news:

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Know Your Madisonian in the Wisconsin State Journal, Chris Kane, Director of Client Services at St. Vincent de Paul Madison

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Our food pantry is located at 2033 Fish Hatchery Road.

Here for Another Reason?

If you are trying to find out about how to volunteer at our food pantry, please click here for more information or here for our online volunteer application form.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

“I’m so happy to have this. All here have been so helpful to me. ... Chris really treated me with dignity and respect.”
- David, Charitable Pharmacy Patient