Fighting Poverty. ending hunger. locally.
BPNN operates one of the busiest food pantries in Dane County, Wisconsin. More than a food pantry, we also offer free community meals, nutrition education for seniors and children, hands-on cooking classes in our Prairie Kitchen, a community garden, and legal advocacy to fight homelessness and level the playing field for people with limited financial resources. BPNN is a founding member of the Kitchen to Table: Wisconsin Food Recovery Network with a mission to reduce food waste by repackaging and distributing surplus prepared food donated by commercial food services organizations.
We are 100% volunteer - all funds raised go toward our mission and keeping the lights on. Join our team by registering as a group or individual. Learn more about us in our annual report.
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Chopchop cooking club
ChopChop Cooking Club fall registration is open! ChopChop is a fun Sunday afternoon cooking and nutrition class for children and their families. Learn More
Soup to Nuts
Every Wednesday (and Friday) evening at Badger Prairie Needs Network, a dozen volunteers pull on hairnets and plastic gloves to move vats of soup and thousands of pounds of nuts through a repackaging assembly line. This is the Kitchen to Table program, and it takes many hands to make it move.
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Subscriptions Now Being Accepted
BPNN's popular Flags-4-Food program is now accepting subscriptions for 2019. For just $50, we will install a beautiful American flag in your front yard on these four holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Veteran's Day. No matter when you subscribe, you'll get a flag on the next 4 holidays!
Each subscription helps feed a family of three for 6 months! Learn More