shelters and pantries

Are you in need of immediate assistance with providing food for your family? Dane County is full of resources to help those in need. To find the food pantry that's closest to you, go here. Listed below are a shelters in the Madison area: 

The Salvation Army

630 E. Washington Ave. --- 256.2321

Gatekeeper for Dane County homeless assistance programs. Shelter for families, shelter for single women, Saturday evening soup kitchen, 30-child capacity day care center and a food pantry and mobile/disaster feeding kitchen.

Porchlight, Inc.

306 North Brooks Street. --- 257.2534

Low-cost transitional and permanent hosing, counseling, and other resources to homeless person and those at risk of becoming homeless. Provides single room occupancy (SRO), affordable housing for men and women. Additional support services, counseling, food pantry, and loan funds are available to residents.

The Road Home

128 E. Olin Ave., Ste. 202 --- 294.7998

Temporary overnight lodging, meals and other assistance to homeless families with children.


01 E. Mifflin St. --- 257.1436

Apartments for single women, emergency shelter for homeless women and families, and education and training to ensure economic security for women.