St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

2033 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
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(608) 257-0919
Monday, Tuesday, Friday:
10:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 6:00pm

Current COVID-19 Procedures

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.

Need Help with Food?

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The pantry is currently open:

  • Monday, 10:30am- 2:30pm
  • Tuesday, 10:30am- 2:30pm
  • Thursday, 2:30pm- 6:00pm
  • Friday, 10:30am- 2:30pm

Pantry 2 Home, online food-ordering system:

  • Choose your food and your pickup day (same day pickup NOT possible). Order will be available for pick up on the next weekday selected. If you order on Monday and choose Tuesday, it will be ready on Tuesday. If you order on Monday and choose Monday, it will be ready the following Monday (7 days later).
  • When you come to the pantry to pick up your order on your selected day, drive through the line and tell the check-in person you are here for an online order. We’ll bring your order out and load it into your vehicle.

Place your order here

You may be eligible to use the food pantry if …

  • You live in a Dane County household with a 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 will 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 x38. Open four days per week, 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.)

Monthly food delivery for older adults:

Through Food Bridge, if you are a low-income older adult living in Madison or Monona, you may be eligible to receive a food delivery from The River Food Pantry once a month. The River Food Pantry, NewBridge Madison and RSVP of Dane County have a coordinated effort to deliver food to low-income adults. NewBridge staff will work with clients to deliver food at a mutually convenient time. Click here to learn more or call NewBridge at (608) 512-0000.


Debit-like card to purchase groceries:

The QUEST Card is a debit-like card you can use once per month to buy groceries. Foodshare, a program of Second Harvest Foodbank, helps stretch your budget by depositing money on the QUEST Card once per month. The card is accepted at most grocery stores in Wisconsin. Do you live in Dane County and need help applying? Call or text Julia at (608) 807-9006.

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