CAC Food Bank

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If you are in need of food assistance, call 2-1-1 to find a pantry near you.

By dialing 2-1-1 you are connected to a local resource and referral service that can answer your questions about where to access resources in your community.

More information about the 2-1-1 line can be found here.

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About This Program

The foundation for our food security programs is our food bank and our coordination of the Dane County Food Pantry Network (DCFPN), the Jefferson County Food Pantry Coalition, and distribution to Waukesha County Food Sites.

We administer and distribute The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in all three counties. TEFAP is a program of the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides food for pantry shelves and meal sites. We also coordinate community food drives throughout the year, including the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

For more information from CAC, contact Sara Ariss, Foods Bank Manager at or our intake line at (608) 237-1255. CAC is an equal opportunity provider.

If your certified non-profit would like to learn more about becoming a TEFAP partner, please submit a completed Food Bank Agreement form (PDF | Word) and/or contact

Support our Food Bank

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.