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Grace Food Pantry

The Grace Church Food Pantry has been a welcoming place for the hungry on the Capitol Square for over thirty years. Although housed at Grace Church, the pantry has its own budget and relies on federal and state funding and donations from community members to fill the shelves with food week after week.

Volunteers and one paid part-time staff member make sure the over 300 families each month have access to the food, diapers, and toiletry items they need.

The Grace Food Pantry also offers classes for pantry guests designed to help them find creative ways to eat healthy and meet their nutritional needs with the foods they receive from Grace. Contact Vikki Enright, Food Pantry Coordinator, to learn more.

Pantry Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to Noon

Personal Essentials Pantry

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month: 10 a.m. to Noon

A Spanish translator is available on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month during the PEP hours of 10a.m. to Noon.

If this is your first time visiting the pantry...

Please bring a form of photo identification (driver’s license or identification card) for each member of your household and a form of identification (birth certificates, social security cards) for any children. Volunteers will help you fill out the required paperwork and walk you through the process. The entrance to the pantry is located through the West Washington Avenue courtyard. Enter through the set of steps on your left. An accessible entrance is located through the double set of glass doors on the left at the rear of the courtyard.

Volunteering

Individual volunteers and groups of volunteers are always welcome in the Grace Pantry for one-time efforts or regular shifts. Please e-mail Vikki Enright for the latest volunteer opportunities.

Donations

Thank you for considering a donation to the Grace Food Pantry. Long-term relationships with government agencies allow us to maximize the purchasing power of each donated dollar used for obtaining food. As the quality and variety of donated foods fluctuate each year, monetary gifts provide us with the flexibility to provide the optimal nutritional mix of foods.

If you'd rather donate a tangible good, here is a list of the most-requested pantry items:

  • peanut butter
  • canned tuna or chicken
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo and deodorant
  • diapers of all sizes, baby wipes
  • can openers
  • Donations can be sent to: Grace Food Pantry

    116 West Washington Ave.

    Madison, WI 53703

    *The Grace Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization. Your donations may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax advisor.

    Public Speaking

    Pantry Coordinator, Vikki Enright, is available to speak to your school or business organization about hunger advocacy, nutrition, or volunteer opportunities. Please contact her at: togracechurchpantry@gmail.com.

    Annual Fundraising Events

    SHARE YOUR HARVEST DINNER & AWARDS

    We look forward to the next annual Share Your Harvest Fundraiser Dinner held at the Goodman Community Center every October. See photos of last year's event and find out all about this year's dinner on Friday, October 14, by visiting the event website.

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