The Food Pantry is MOM's flagship operation. Operating year round, six days per week (during the pandemic, our hours of operation for food distribution can be found on the COVID-19 page), we serve over 4,000 people each month, including nearly 2,000 children.
Not only one of the largest in Dane County, the Food Pantry is one of the most progressive pantries because of its unique model. Guests to the Pantry can visit as often as they need, effectively eliminating hunger for anyone in our service area.
MOM proudly partners with Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Action Coalition, and receives support from businesses and foundations throughout the community as well as over 200 volunteers.
On average, MOM distributes over 1.4 million pounds of food per year, equaling over 100,000 pounds of food per month.
Besides MOM's Food Pantry, several other Food Programs (including several gardens) and community collaborations also help end hunger.
Hunger and the threat of homelessness affect all aspects of a child's life. Your financial gift is about so much more than meeting day-to-day needs. It's about giving families - individuals, parents, and kids - the support they need to make it through today and live with hope for the future. Financial gifts of money help support MOM's programs, such as the Food Pantry, Clothing Center, Homelessness Prevention (Housing) programs, Family Stabilization and seasonal programs in the Middleton, West Madison and Cross Plains areas of Wisconsin.
On occasion, we receive questions about food we distribute being "past the expiration date." Have you ever wondered what "best by" and "use by" dates really mean? They're incredibly confusing, which causes well-intentioned people to throw away food that's still perfectly fine to eat. Here's a handy guide to date labels to help you prevent waste.
Michelle first contacted MOM to ask about getting access to the food pantry. In a shaky voice, Michelle explained she was caring for a sick family member, working part-time and attending school full-time. No matter how hard she tried, stability always seemed just out of reach. With your help, MOM was able to help Michelle through this crisis. With your continued support, we can do more than provide emergency assistance. We can help families in our community reach stability.
We are grateful for all of our volunteers at MOM! As part of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re spotlighting Scott Kramer, one of our amazing volunteers. Scott has been volunteering with MOM for 20 years, working in the Food Pantry and as a driver for the Seniors Program.
We are excited to share that we have been awarded a $75,000 grant by the Otto Bremer Trust. This grant will help MOM support low-income individuals and households in our community with basic needs and programming, as they work toward stability. Thank you Otto Bremer Trust!
Two years ago when Robin moved to Middleton, she knew exactly what she was looking for in a volunteer experience. “My goal was to surround myself with goodness—good people who were making a positive difference in the community,” Robin said. She soon began volunteering at MOM.
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