Our offices are closed to all community members (as of March 18). Both our Food Security and Housing Stability programs are still operational and will remain active during this time.
Our Food Pantry will be distributing pre-packed boxes of food with reduced hours. Updated information is found on our Coronavirus Updates page.
Our Food Box Distribution schedule:
Tuesdays - 12pm - 1:30pm
Thursdays - 12pm - 1:30pm
Saturdays - 10am - Noon
We are committed to serving our West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains community members, as well as those in need of emergency food during this time. We are asking clients to use an area Food Pantry no more than once per week in order to maintain ample supply across the community for all of our neighbors.
During this time, MOM will assist those outside of our standard service area with emergency food needs. People who are new to using a food pantry should contact 211 to be directed to the nearest food pantry in order to help ensure that food pantries have on hand enough food for all who visit.
People who do live within our service area should register first with a Case Manager, if possible, to ensure services beyond this temporary relaxation of our service boundaries. If you are looking for program assistance, please email email@example.com and someone will respond. If you are looking for other types of assistance, please call 608-836-7338 and leave a message, and someone will respond.
We are NOT taking food or clothing donations at this time.
We are processing mail and donations that come via mail.
MOM brings our community together to create food and housing security through action and advocacy, for neighbors in West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains. MOM hosts one of the largest food pantries in Dane County. Nearly half of those served through MOM are children.
MOM's Housing Stability program is designed to assist individuals and families in maintaining stable housing through budget and employment counseling, negotiation and advocacy with landlords, referrals to community partners, and financial assistance designed to access and maintain affordable housing and/or prevent eviction for at-risk families.
In May 2018, the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) passed a resolution declaring that racism is a public health crisis in Wisconsin and committed to taking action. MOM is one of the organizations that has signed on to support this declaration.
I give because I both REMEMBER and SEE. I REMEMBER having both food shortage and housing instability as a child and the stress that it put on my family and me. Not always having food on the table or available to take to school is something that is not easily forgotten. I also SEE. I see MOM doing the very things in our community that I needed as a child. I am not sure who else could pick up the slack.
The crux of food justice is the right to community control over and access to affordable, fresh, culturally relevant foods that people want to eat – especially for low-income and communities of color with the least access. Across all of our work, we challenge ourselves to use an anti-oppression lens to build more equitable systems and healthier communities.
MOM, along with Journey Mental Health, nominated Adams Outdoor Advertising Wisconsin for a National Philanthropy Day award. We were so excited that they were chosen as the philanthropic small business of the year.
What kinds of donations to MOM most help meet the need? Should you donate food or make a financial donation? What is the difference between a Food Pantry and a Food Bank?
Continuing service to our clients remains a priority, as will be minimizing exposure and transmission for all who come to MOM (volunteers, clients, donors, etc.). We will communicate what we are doing so that together we can help minimize risk while providing essential services to people in our community.
We're excited to announce Sitha Ok has been hired as our Community Outreach and Advocacy Case Manager. This is a new position for MOM, created based on requests from community partners to help bridge gaps in services they were seeing for clients at their locations. Sitha will be based primarily in the community and will work to get households connected to MOM services, as well as make referrals to other partner agencies.
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