Emergency Assistance - Food

ACCESS Wisconsin

ACCESS connects you with the help you need when you need it. Need help getting health care coverage, paying forgroceries or child care costs, finding a job, or building your career skills?

 With ACCESS, you can apply for and manage your state of Wisconsin benefits and programs in one place, at any time.

Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin

CAC establishd the Dane County Food Pantry Network. See web page for list of locations of food pantries and meal sites.

The Double Dollars program provides EBT/FoodShare card holders up to $25 to spend at participating farmers markets.    

CAC can also help connect low-income seniors with monthly food boxes.

They support individuals, families, and communities in Dane, Jefferson, and Waukesha counties.
Dane County Office
Multiple locations, see web site


The FoodShare (FS) program provides low income customers with funds to buy food.  Benefits are distributed via Quest cards that work like debit cards. Check to see if you qualify at

Low income individuals who meet financial and non-financial eligibility criteria.
Capital Consortium Call Center

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern WI

At there are resources to help you find food, including mobile pantries, government programs, summer food for children, and WIC. Call 2-1-1 to get connected to your local area pantry. Text "FOODDANE" to 47177 for notice of special food distribution opportunities.

Different programs have different requirements but many are free and require no application.
2802 Dairy Dr, Madison, WI 53718