We accept unopened/unexpired food items and fresh garden produce (seasonally) during public operating hours.
A key objective of our pantry program is to provide healthy food options, including low sodium and low sugar products. Many patrons follow restricted diets and your donation of healthy food items is especially appreciated. We also accept non-food items like dish soap, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, aluminum foil, toilet paper, and wax paper.
IMPORTANT: When bringing in donations, please meet a volunteer by the delivery door, located at the back of the facility, during public operating hours. Simply ring the doorbell and a volunteer will greet you and help with your food donation. Do not leave items outside. If you need assistance, please let us know by calling (608) 848-2499.
Things you can do....
Host a food drive. We would love your help in replenishing items in short supply and contributing those most difficult for us to obtain for our food pantry. Please contact our food pantry coordinator for ideas, scheduling, and a list of items most needed.
Hold a bake sale, contest, craft sale or garage sale – Get creative! Get competitive! Inspire! And raise funds for BPNN. Let us know what you are doing so we can tell everyone on our Facebook page.
Ask your favorite bakery or vegetable stand to donate – Businesses you support may be willing to donate day old bread, or less than perfect apples to the Pantry. Please let us know if they say “yes” so we can make room! Your group can have fun working together to pick up the items, or take turns with others.
Make Snack Packs – Your group could make snack packs for the kids – either to eat on site or take along for later. These packs could include granola bars, fruit leather, applesauce pouches, boxes of raisins, small packs of crackers or cookies, juice boxes – anything prepackaged that doesn’t need refrigeration.
Please contact us before starting any food collection activity.
Want to get the kids involved in fighting hunger? Ideas can be found at Feeding America.
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