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 will make every effort to meet the physical, as well as the spiritual needs of those among us in need.
The purpose of the Food Shelf Ministry at Tomah Baptist Church is to foster awareness of hunger as it exists in our community, to encourage generous donations to fight that hunger and to see that those collected donations are delivered to the food shelf regularly. Being a part of this ministry is easy. Simply remember the food shelf each time you shop and donate on a regular basis. The difference you will make in someone else’s life is immeasurable.
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Food Shelf hours are Monday by appointment only. Those in need can use the food shelf weekly. On your first visit, you will need to present identification with your current address.
We will gladly accept donations of nonperishable food stuffs and toiletries. Donations of shelf stable items can be brought to the church during regular office hours – Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick-ups can be arranged. If you or someone you know is in need of some food assistance please call our office.
If you’re finding it tough to make ends meet, mobile food pantries can help you put food on the table at no cost to you. 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. We often have a group of people going together and you can make arrangements for a ride. We simply ask for a small donation to help with the fuel expense if you are able.
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 www.secondharvestmadison.org.