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Fritz Food Pantry

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The Fritz Food Pantry at the Goodman Community Center provides groceries for more than 200 households every week. We believe everyone should have access to a variety of healthy, fresh foods, regardless of their income level, and we’re proud to provide this valuable service to anyone in our community who needs it.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a surge in demand at our food pantry, with many patrons sharing with us that it was the first time they’d ever had to use a food bank. Thanks to the support of our community of staff, volunteers, neighbors and partners like Second Harvest, we were able to meet the needs of thousands of families and individuals.

Our pantry is open three days a week to anyone who needs it. We provide a mix of fresh produce and dairy products, eggs, meat, cheese and dry goods. As much as we can, we try to meet special dietary needs for low-sugar, low-salt, and gluten-free foods.

All are welcome. No pre-registration is required.

Pantry Hours:


  • Tuesday 9:30am – noon

  • Wednesday 6pm – 8pm

  • Thursday 12:30pm – 3pm

Curbside Pantry Hours:

  • Tuesday 1 – 2pm

Please note: The Food Pantry will be closed Nov. 23-25 to accomodate our Thanksgiving Basket distribution and the Thanksgiving holiday. If you need a Thanksgiving Basket, but did not register, leftovers will be handed out on Tuesday, Nov. 23, starting at 9am, at the Goodman Ironworks building (149 Waubesa St.).

If you need pantry service during the week we're closed, please call 211 to find another open pantry.


For inquiries about the food pantry, please contact our Food Pantry Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608.204.8049.

Current Operations

The Fritz Food Pantry is located in our Ironworks building (149 Waubesa St.). Please enter through the food pantry door, located near the basketball courts. If you drive, feel free to park in the Ironworks parking lot and then follow the signs to the pantry entrance. The door will open 30 minutes before the food pantry opens. For the safety of all, masks are required.

Not ready to come in? Every Tuesday, we’ll have a special hour – 1pm to 2pm – dedicated to curbside pick-up. Come to the Ironworks parking lot and a volunteer will help you.

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Our food pantry couldn’t do the work it does without the support of our community.

If you’d like to drop off a donation of food or personal care items, please follow these steps:

  • Bring your donation to the Ironworks building (149 Waubesa St.) during our normal hours.
  • Ring the doorbell located near the main door.
  • Someone will bring out a cart for your donation.


What’s Needed Most:

  • Personal hygiene items (toilet paper, soap, laundry detergent, other cleaning supplies)
  • Gluten free items
  • Jasmine rice and rice noodles
  • Soup
  • Shelf stable dairy alternative milks (oat, soy, almond, etc.)
  • Fresh produce (we love garden produce!)

Your financial donation can also help keep our food pantry stocked.


Interested in volunteering? Learn more here.

In case of inclement weather

Our food services, including the food pantry, will be cancelled if the Madison Schools are closed due to snow. For the safety of all, the pantry may pause in the case of tornado or severe thunderstorm warnings.

If the Madison Schools are closed as a result of a planned closure, Goodman Community Center will cancel the food pantry and food programs if a blizzard, ice or storm warning is issued. Please check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.