The Dane County area has long had a reputation as having a generous welfare safety net, particularly when it comes to food. Accessible and well-stocked community food pantries have typically served as the last stopgap for those unable to afford commercial groceries. This year, that system is showing signs of fraying around the edges. A coalition of five Dane County food pantries reports record demand for food so far this year, all while donations have dropped. Chris Kane, Senior Director of Client Services, Saint Vincent de Paul Madison and Ellen Carlson, Executive Director, Middleton Outreach Ministry joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on November 28, 2022.
Dane County area food pantries:
- Badger Prairie Needs Network
- Middleton Outreach Ministry
- The River Food Pantry
- The Society of Vincent de Paul – Madison
- Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry