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605 Spruce Street
Madison, WI 53715
608-256-8463
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St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Madison, WI

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is a ministry of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. The Food Pantry works with Second Harvest Food Bank and 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 on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and again on Thursdays from 5:45 to 7:30 PM.

People may participate once every twenty eight to thirty days.

The Food Pantry is always in need of donations. 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 Pastor Lori Powell, stmarks@stmarksmadison.org .

Food PantryHours & Needs
Tuesday 10 a.m. - Noon &
Thursday 5:45-7:30 p.m.
(except on holidays)
Food Pantry Needs

Canned Tuna, Spaghettios, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, cereal bars, & peanut butter. Thank you for your donations, together, we can feed our neighbor-hoods … one family at a time. If you are interested in volunteering on Tuesday mornings, please, contact the church at 256-8463.

Food Pantry Growth
We are no longer a small food pantry but have become a medium sized food pantry as we have increased food distribution by thirty per cent in the past year. We are able to sustain this, in part because of the congregations that regularly collect food for us. They are St. Matthews New Life Lutheran Church, All Saints Lutheran Church, Midvale Lutheran Church, and Trinity United Methodist Church.

Food Pantry: Thursday Coordinator
Tony Esser is our Thursday night Food Pantry Coordinator. I am still talking to other possibilities for Tuesday mornings but the addition of Tony may be all we need and is a great asset. Managing a store is exactly the kind of experience needed for a Food Pantry Coordinator!


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.

Donations Needed
About once a month Denise and David Soli call me up and ask what the Food Pantry needs. On Sunday they appear with their food and volunteers help put it through the window. As I told Denise, “just when we need something they appear. God’s spirit moving!” All donations are appreciated and needed. Know a Girl Scout or Boy Scout Troup that needs a project? Have them contact me about a food drive at either stmarks@stmarksmadison.org or 256-8463, Lori.

Helping in the Food Pantry
People of all ages volunteer at the food pantry.
This volunteer is hiding amidst the shelving

Thank You!
Sarah Gillmore and VolunteersWe remain grateful to Trinity United Methodist, All Saints Lutheran, St. Matthews New Life, and Midvale Lutheran for partnering with us on this ministry. We are also grateful to the many individuals who volunteer, contribute food or financially. God Blesses this ministry all the time!



Food Pantry