St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Worship Sundays at 10:00 AM
Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReconciled in ChristHandicap Accessible  

605 Spruce St.
Madison, WI 53715

Food Pantry
This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

A Ministry of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
The Food Pantry works with CAC (Community Action Coalition) to provide staples to anyone in need of food that resides in Dane County. Participants are allowed to choose their own food based on food preferences and dietary needs.

The Food Pantry is Open
Food Pantry Hours
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Thursdays from 5:15 to 7:30 PM
People may participate once every twenty eight to thirty days.
(The Food Pantry will be closed on some holidays.)

Supporting Families at 185% of Poverty Level
While the Friday Meal is a community meal and everyone is welcome, it is recommended that the Food Pantry support families who are at 185% of the poverty level. For example, a family of four may have an income of $44,000. That may sound like a solid middle class salary but if they also have old medical bills or other unpaid bills, they would be welcome at the food pantry. Guests do not show us their financial situation, only an ID. This is just an example to demonstrate we would like to support families who may be working but still struggling financially.

Poverty Guidelines
We are so thankful for the congregations that partner with us providing food and volunteers. According to Federal government poverty guidelines, families that are eligible for the food pantry include: a family of one with an annual income of $21, 978, a family of two with an annual income of $29, 637, a family of three with an annual income of $37, 296, a family of four with an annual income of $44, 955 and so on. While some families are able survive on these incomes other families struggle often because of medical expenses. Thank you for this important ministry!

Food Pantry Staff
Tony EsserTony Esser, Food Ministry Coordinator
Contact Tony:
Phone: 608-256-8463

Barb ZimmermanBarb Zimmerman, Food Pantry Assistant
Contact Barb:
Phone: 608-256-8463

The Food Pantry is always in need of donations. Donations from individuals and groups can be dropped off during Food Pantry hours. If any group; church youth groups, boy scouts, girl scout troops, and civic groups would like to do a food drive to benefit the food pantry, please contact the church at

Items Needed
Items that are frequently needed at the pantry include:
Canned pineapple, Hamburger Helper, canned peas, canned tuna, Spaghettios, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, cereal bars, and peanut butter.

Also needed are personal care items, especially toilet paper, baby diapers, adult bladder protection products and laundry detergent pods.

Thank you for your donations, together, we can feed our neighbor-hoods … one family at a time.

Volunteer Opportunities at St. Mark's
Email to volunteer.

Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities:
Tuesdays, 9:30 am-Noon
Thursdays, 5:00-7:30 pm.

Free Weekly Community Meal Volunteer Opportunities:
Fridays, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm 

Thank You to All Who Support Our Food Pantry!
   All Saints Lutheran Church
   DC Interiors and Renovation
   Elizabeth Derleth
   Epel Apple Farms
   Farmers Market
   Linda Sims
   Midvale Community Lutheran Church
   St. Matthew's New Life Lutheran Church
   St. Dennis Catholic Church
   Troop 11, TUMC
   Troop 2911
   Trinity United Methodist Church
   Wagon Drive
   And the Many Neighbors and Friends Who Volunteer

Food Pantry

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605 Spruce St.  Madison, WI 53715
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