Food Pantry

The Tomah Baptist Church food pantry serves our friends and neighbors who are having difficulty putting food on their table: the fellow next door who is out of work, the elderly widow whose prescription bills sometimes eat into her grocery money, or your child’s school buddy whose single parent struggles to make ends meet. It relies heavily on food and cash donations from the church and community. Being confessing believers in Christ The Lord, we try to make every effort to meet the physical, as well as the spiritual needs of those among us in need.

Being a part of this ministry is easy. You can write a check or donate cash and designate it toward our Food Pantry Ministry. Our team will use those funds to purchase food for those in need.

We extend our hands to…

  • The homeless
  • The sick and homebound
  • The unemployed
  • The elderly and widowed
  • Those in crisis
  • All who hunger and thirst
  • Missionaries and Churches

Food Shelf hours are by appointment only when we have a worker available, and after school hours.  Those in need can use the food shelf monthly. On your first visit, you will need to present identification with your current address. If you or someone you know is in need of some food assistance please call our office.

We are an additional resource, and not a primary resource, so if you’re finding it tough to make ends meet and need more than we can provide, we highly reccommend the local area food pantries such as Neighbor for Neighbor, who can help you put food on the table at no cost to you. Their friendly and helpful staff will work with you during their scheduled hours. Be prepared to arrive early on those days.

Every month, Second Harvest delivers truckloads of free food to locations in Monroe County as well as Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock and Sauk counties. A mobile food pantry provides fresh and non-perishable groceries once a month to a neighborhood site at a scheduled time for immediate distribution to residents. You can expect to receive 50 to 75 pounds of food for your household at any Second Harvest mobile food pantry.

You may also find Ruby’s Pantry a helpful and affordable resource. They are a once a month, first-come-first-serve supplemental food service, regardless of income. The cost is $21 per share, and you can purchase more than one share. Learn more and pre-register online at their website to secure your spot.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry Locations and times in Monroe County are:

Tomah: 1st Tuesday of the month, 4-6pm; registration begins at 3:30pm Fair Grounds/Recreation Park in the Gold Building, 1615 Butts Ave. Tomah, WI

Sparta: Description:3rd Monday of the month, 4-6pm; Registration begins at 3:30pm. 1800 Block of Milwaukee St. Sparta, WI

Cashton: The third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Center, 812 Main St.

Norwalk: The last Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. to noon at the Community Center, 200 North St.

To locate additional mobile food pantries, please call 2-1-1. For more information or referral or to talk to someone at Second Harvest Foodbank, call (608) 223-9121. Additional information is also available at

*Please Note: The dates and times shown above for the Second Harvest Mobile Food Shares are subject to change. Please verify the time on their website for the most up to date information.