During the COVID-19 crisis, both our Food Security and Housing Stability programs are still operational. Mail is collected daily, and we are still processing donations that come by mail and those that are made online once per week, despite the closure of our office to the public.
Updated information on MOM's services as well as how you can help can be found on our special 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 anyone else in need of emergency food during this time. As there is ample supply of food available, people may pick up food as often as needed. No pre-registration is needed.
If you are looking for program assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
You may have heard about the CARES Act and its direct financial assistance for small businesses, nonprofits and employees. The CARES Act includes a number of other important provisions, including ones that encourage charitable giving from both individuals and corporations.
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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