CAC’s Mission is: to transform our communities by fostering conditions where everyone can achieve social and economic security.

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A mother with two young girls at a farmers market

Thank you for supporting CAC!

Questions can be sent to:
Oliver Soler
Community Engagement Coordinator
(608) 279-0821


Donating is the best way to help the CAC respond quickly and efficiently to the changing needs in our community.

More ways to support CAC:

Many of CAC’s programs rely on volunteers.

Click here to visit our volunteer page to learn more.

Have new or gently used items you want to donate?

CAC’s Koats for Kids program is currently looking for new or gently used kids sized coats. Click here to learn more about Koats for Kids.

Unfortunately, CAC is unable to accept other donated goods.

CAC’s Clothing Voucher Program provides participants a gift card to St. Vincent De Paul or Goodwill thrift stores so they can access gently used clothing and household appliances. Consider donating items to local thrift stores.

Food pantries and homeless shelters may need certain items. Click here to view a list of the pantries and feeding sites CAC’s free food bank delivers to.

The CAC’s vision is to create just and equitable social and economic conditions across our communities. This is only possible with support from South Central Wisconsin’s business community.

The CAC hosts several events and operates impactful programs in the community.

Click here to visit our Business Sponsorships page for more information.

Learn more about CAC’s programs:

Also known as an ‘Unrestricted’ donation. This option lets us put your donation wherever it is needed most. Unrestricted giving lets us respond quickly to sudden changes in our community.

Helps EBT Card shoppers use their funds at local farmers’ markets and matches those funds dollar-per-dollar up to $25 per day. This doubles the amount of fresh produce low-income families can buy from local farmers.

CAC is Dane and Jefferson County’s ONLY free food bank. We keep 120 food pantries, feeding sites, and shelters well stocked with fresh, healthy food.

Supports low-income veterans and their families with assistance obtaining or maintaining permanent housing.

Provides supportive services for young adults aging out of foster care so they have a better shot at a bright future.

Koats for Kids makes sure that children and their families can stay warm through Wisconsin’s cold winters

CAC’s Clothing Voucher Program helps low-income residents live in dignity with gently used clothing from local thrift stores.

Provides short-term emergency sheltering to low-income families and individuals.

Recovers excess food from restaurants, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores that is still good to eat and delivers it to our food bank.

Thank You for donating to The Community Action Coalition (CAC)!

Tap here to visit our Secure Donation Page!

Thank You!