Lacy Garden season is underway

June 15, 2022

The Feast of St. Isadore, patron saint of farmers, saw St. Vincent de Paul — Madison volunteers and staff come together for the annual blessing of Lacy Garden, a member of Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens.   Msgr. Larry Bakke led the blessing, which included a reminder from the book of Genesis that God has […]

“A lot of people need help…”

April 21, 2022

Increasing food prices mean higher client numbers at our Food Pantry, and people come however they can.   As he loaded cans of soup, a bag of apples and oranges, frozen meat, cheese, yogurt containers and a gallon of milk onto his bike, Geoff* explained how much the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry means […]

Small, everyday acts of kindness can make a long-term impact and inspire hope

February 25, 2022

Debby Leisner grew up in a Milwaukee suburb with two brothers and a single mom. Even as a child, she understood her family was poor, but never felt underprivileged. Her mother worked several jobs to provide  for her kids, but struggled to make ends meet. At one point she realized she needed to seek help. […]

Pantry Pal: Ordering food made simple

December 1, 2021

Jill* found our Food Pantry one year ago while driving through town. She uses our new online food-ordering system, Pantry Pal, to select and pick-up her canned goods, meat, fresh produce, dairy and bakery.   “The online ordering system is less wasteful than receiving items I might not be able to use,” Jill said. “I […]

One destination meets many needs

December 1, 2021

Moises and Rosa have been long-time St. Vincent de Paul—Madison clients. On one September afternoon, the couple visited the Food Pantry and Charitable Pharmacy using our newest service, a free Uber ride!   Thanks to a partnership with Project Finish Line, our Charitable Pharmacy is proud to offer patients free rides to and from their […]