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.
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Need Help with Food?

Video by Edgewood College students with FACTv help We understand that sometimes your food dollar is the last one spent. Rent, utilities, bus fare or fixing the car may have stretched your budget so thin that 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. This means that – within certain categories and using “points” we’ll give you based on the members of your household – you can shop our pantry like a grocery store for the food you and your family prefer and will eat. We think that honors the dignity you and everyone involved in this process deserve.

During a pantry shopping trip, we typically provide about five days’ worth groceries. We work to keep the pantry well-stocked and try to offer many healthy food choices, including fresh vegetables.

You may be eligible to use the food pantry if …

  • You are part of a Dane County household with total income under 185 percent of the federal poverty level. (Find out about this level of income on a state of Wisconsin website by clicking here.)
  • You haven’t used this pantry within the last 30 days.
  • 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. Open five days per week, our centrally located food pantry is a busy place, but friendly volunteers guide pantry shoppers through the process. (Note that the pantry is closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and holidays.)

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Our food pantry is located at 2033 Fish Hatchery Road.

Here for Another Reason?

If you are viewing this page because you would like to donate non-perishable food or fresh garden produce, please click hereIf 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