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 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; and Saturdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am. 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 185 percent of the federal poverty level. (See how your income compares 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, where 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