Food / Nutrition

Care and Share Food Bank: The Food Bank is available to Marquette County residents on Thursdays from 1-3:00 p.m. and 1st & 3rd Tuesday from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. you are able to come once a month. If you need an emergency food bag please call (608) 297-3124
Income limits apply:

  • Single                     less then $3,190 a month
  • Couple                    less then $4,310 a month

N2975 State Rd 22 South
Montello, WI 53949
(608) 369-1059

Donating to the Care & Share Food Bank is now easier than ever.
Monetary donations can be made online at

We also have a shopping link where you can purchase items online and have them sent to us. Please ship to our office at 428 Underwood Ave, Montello, WI 53949, as there is not always someone at the food bank.


Endeavor Food Pantry Distribution: No income guideline to receive benefits.
(608) 587-2486

Ensure Plus Marquette County DHS: You can purchase cases of Ensure from the Nutrition Program. The Ensure needs to be picked up at the Health and Human Services Building. 1 case contains 24, 8-ounce cans, and will cost $30.00 per case.
428 Underwood Ave
Montello, WI 53949
(608) 297-3146

Free/Low Cost School Meals: Children may qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, both breakfast and lunch. Availability is based on family income. Information and applications can be provided by your local school.
Wisconsin Free and Reduced Meal Application

Foodshare Program: Marquette County – Economic Support East Central IM Partnership. Applications can be picked up at the office, completed online, or over the telephone. Food benefits are issued to onto a Quest – debit card. Foodshare is available to insure an adequate and nutritious diet to low-income households.  Non-financial eligibility requirements for the Foodshare Program include U.S. Citizenship and a Social Security number for each household member.  If you are over age 60, you do not have to register for employment.  If under the 200% Federal Poverty Level, there is no asset test.
Gross Income Limits Per Month

  • 2021:
    130% FPL                     200% FPL
    Single:          $1,383                  $2,128
    Couple:         $1,868                 $2,874

Marquette County Economic Support
428 Underwood Ave
Montello, WI 53949
(888) 256-4563 or (608) 297-3124

Home Delivered Meals/Nutrition Program:  Marquette County DHS – Aging Unit: Home delivered meals are provided to people who meet eligibility requirements and are 60 or older. A referral from a doctor, hospital discharge planner, Social Worker, Health Care Professional or family member is preferred.  The suggested donation per meal is $4.50.
428 Underwood Ave
Montello, WI 53949
(608) 297-3146

Marquette County AddLIFE Senior Dining Sites: There are six meal sites that serve lunch in Marquette County. There are no income guidelines for participating in this program.  There is a $4.00 suggested donation for all seniors over 60 or their spouses. Call by 3pm the day before for a reservation. (608) 297-3146
Marquette County Nutrition Program details

Neshkoro Food Bank Neshkoro Residents or people within the zip code of 54960.  Please bring Photo ID to confirm address.  2nd & 4th Saturday of the month.  Income limit 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. Located at the Community Center (old grade school).

Ruby’s Pantry

Second Harvest Food Bank: Is a mobile food pantry that delivers in multiple locations. They request that you call between 8:30 am – 5pm for information and bring your own bags/boxes if available. Approximately 60 pounds of fresh and non-perishable food is distributed to each household. Nearest Distribution Sites:

  • Adams-Friendship, 3rdWednesday of the Month, Middle School (420 North Main Street),  4
  • Pardeeville: 4thMonday of the month, St. Mary’s of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church (318 S Main Street), 3:30 pm.
  • Portage: 2ndMonday of the Month, Veterans Memorial Field (Fairgrounds), Intersection of Griffith Street and Superior Street. 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program: The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program offers you an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from certified farmers.   To apply in Marquette County please call 608-369-1059
Wisconsin Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program – Senior (FMNP)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program: Offered through the Marquette County Health Department. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program designed to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children.

  • Marquette County
    428 Underwood Ave
    Montello, WI 53949
    (608) 297-3135
  • Family Health Care/LaClinica
    400 S Townline Rd
    Wautoma, WI 54982
    (920) 787-5514
  • Adams County Health & Human Services
    108 E North St.
    Friendship, WI 53934
    (608) 339-4505

Additional Resources

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Adams, Green Lake, & Waushara Counties
(877) 883-5378

Aging & Disability Resource  Center of Columbia County
111 East Mullett Street
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-9233

Crossroads Family Church
640 S. Water St
Wautoma, WI 53982

First Congregational United Church of Christ
887 Bonnell Ave
Redgranite, WI 54970
(920) 566-4666

Markesan Community Food Pantry: This is a local pantry that is run on an emergency basis. Clients need a referral from Human Services, a pastor, teacher, or neighbor. Restricted to residents of Markesan School Dist. By delivery only.
(920) 398-2042 Jean Daye
Or (920) 398-2688

New Life Assembly of God
612 E North St
Plainfield, WI 54966
(715) 335-6905

Peace Pantry
335 West Prairie St.
Wautoma, WI 54982

Portage Pop-up Pantry: Call for days/times All are welcome regardless of need/other local pantry use. Bring your own bags or boxes.
United Methodist Church
1804 New Pinery Road
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-2107

Poy Sippi Community Food Pantry: First Lutheran Church
710 Prospect St
Poy Sippi, WI 54967
(920) 987-5151

Princeton Outreach Food Pantry Inc: Sunnyview Health Care Center:  Sunnyview Health Care Center: Open 2nd and 4th Saturday 8:30 AM to 10 AM
900 Sunnyview Ln
Princeton, WI 54968
(920) 295-6463

River Shores Church: Two locations provide meals for those who have recently had a baby, been sick, or experienced some sort of crisis.


Saxeville Community Church– Food Pantry
W4616 County Road A
Saxeville, WI 54976
(715) 256-9116

St. John’s Church: Free community meal, 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5pm. No strings attached.
W4570 County Rd A
Saxeville, WI 54976

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
364 South Cambridge St.
Wautoma, WI 54982

Waushara Community Church : FULL – Not accepting new people.
N2126 22nd Ave
Wautoma, WI 54982
(920) 787-7148

Waushara County Community Food Pantry
220A Oakridge Court
Wautoma, WI 54982