Southwestern Wisconsin

Food Security Coalition

Food security is our focus.

Food security means that all people in Southwestern Wisconsin have access, at all times,
to enough food for an active, healthy life.

High Food Security

 

Marginal Food Security

 

High food security exists when a household has no problems with, or anxiety about, consistently accessing adequate food.

Marginal food security exists when a household has had problems or anxiety about accessing adequate food, but the quality, variety and quantity of their food was not substantially reduced.

Low Food Security

 

Very Low Food Security

 

Low food security is when a household reduces the variety, quality and desirability of their diet, but the quantity of food intake and normal eating patterns are not substantially disrupted.

Very low food security exists when, at times of the year, eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and food intake reduced because the household lacked money or other resources for food.

Our Mission

The Southwestern Wisconsin Food Security Coalition is a group of individuals who work together to raise awareness about community food resources and to maximize existing efforts of food and nutrition services in the southwestern Wisconsin counties of Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland.

 

Mission. The mission of SWFSC is to work with food resources to increase the access to and availability of healthy, affordable, local foods.

 

Vision. All food resources in Southwestern Wisconsin promote healthy eating and provide affordable, local, healthy food. Consumers in Southwestern Wisconsin are “food literate” and choose affordable, healthy food.

What We're Working On

We're just getting started!

Current Project

Future Projects

The Coalition plans to address a diverse array of issues including:

 

  • Linking local food producers to our pantries, schools and institutions;

 

  • Educating our consumers on affordable ways to prepare, eat and manage healthy food in ways that are realistic with their lifestyles; and

 

  • Increasing the availability healthy, affordable food in  food priority areas.

"In a world of plenty,
no one, not a single person

should go hungry."

 

                           2012  G20 Conference

Our first project involves supporting food pantries’ efforts to build a stronger volunteer base to sustain current and future efforts, including delivering food to those who cannot make it to the food pantries.  We developed a toolbox to help pantries recruit volunteers.

 

Our hope is that the toolbox will provide each pantry with the resources needed to customize their volunteer recruitment efforts.

Quotes About Food and Sustenance

What's That You Say?

Area Food Pantries

GRANT COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES

City Contact phone Contact email address Contact name Program
Boscobel 608-485-3336 pamkbrownlee@outlook.com Pamela Brownlee BMZ Church Food Pantry
Boscobel 608-375-5088 pryan2@centurylink.net Pastor Ryan Spangler Boscobel Assembly of God Food Pantry
Boscobel (h) 608-537-2900 (c) 608-412-2900 jjschauf@hotmail.com Jerome Schauf Boscobel Mobile Pantry
Boscobel 608-375-5903 k.boughton@swcap.org Kim Boughton SWCAP N Grant County Food Pantry
Cassville 608-725-5528 nilus@tds.net Nilus Cassville Emergency Food Pantry
Fennimore 608-822-4060 depotexchange@tds.net Shelly Hartline Fennimore Food Pantry
Fennimore 608-822-2362 hclendenen@swtc.edu Holly Clendenen Southwest Tech Food Pantry
Hazel Green 608-854-2536 gary_haas53811@yahoo.com Gary Haas Southwestern Food Pantry
Lancaster 608-988-6216 or 608-723-7070 bendorf1982@gmail.com Linda Bendorf Lancaster Food Pantry
Lancaster 608-723-2691 kalnins@chorus.net Ivars & Sandy Kalnins Low Income Food Exchange (LIFE)
Muscoda 608-739-2744 or 608-739-4017 dpatch0318@aol.com Debbie Patch  Riverdale Area Food Pantry
Patch Grove 608-994-2129 rsghull@tds.net Sandy Hull Patch Grove Mobile Pantry
Platteville 608-342-6033 esquedaj@uwplatt.edu Jaclyn Esqueda or Mike Ernst Pioneer Provisions (UW Platteville Pantry)
Platteville 608-778-8572 Facebook Peace Lutheran Church Platteville Food Pantry
Platteville 608-348-9735 drefcinski65@gmail.com Diane Drefcinski Platteville Mobile Pantry
Platteville 608-348-6574 putnamd@uwplatt.edu Deb Putman Ruby's Pantry

GREEN COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES

City Contact phone Contact email address Contact name Program
Albany 608-862-3206 albanyumc@tds.com   Albany Food Pantry - United Methodist Ch.
Argyle 608-543-3451 office@adamslutheranchurch.com Nancy Dammen Argyle Food Pantry
Brodhead 608-897-6466   Vicki Brodhead Comm. White Gift Food Pantry
Monroe 608-329-7511 or 608-558-7562 m.dietz@swwdb.org Mary Deitz or Keith Ginner Green County Food Pantry, Inc.
Monroe 608-329-7837 svdpmonroewi@gmail.com Sue Schwartz Monroe Mobile Pantry
Monticello 608-938-4238 kjblumer@tds.net Jeannie Blumer Green Cares Food Pantry
New Glarus 608-527-5664 gracechurch@charter.net John Lewis Grace Church Food Pantry
Belleville 608-424-3341 bwilson@villageofbelleville.com Belleville Village Hall Belleville Food Pantry
Blue Mounds 608-437-6290 sheseamstogether@yahoo.com Karen Riek Blue Mounds Food Pantry

IOWA COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES

City Contact phone Contact email address Contact name Program
Arena 608-753-2169 bdehlert@charter.net Ray Porter Arena Food Pantry
Barneveld 608-924-8621 epgreen@frontier.com Elsa Greene Barneveld Area Food Pantry
Blanchardville 608-967-2349 lumaye1@yahoo.com Jean Christen - New Hope Lutheran Blanchardville-Pecatonica Area Pantry
Dodgeville   Facebook Dodger Food Locker Dodger Food Locker
Dodgeville 608-930-8733 x2 r.christensen@swcap.org Ronda or Jenny SWCAP Iowa County Food Pantry
Highland 608-929-7701 or 608-341-8647 or 623-2095 cggard64@gmail.com Connie Gard Highland Mobile Pantry
Livingston 608-943-6606 pastortyhines@gmail.com Livingston United Methodist Church Livingston: Iowa/Grant Food Pantry
Livingston 608-943-6244 gamarsh61@gmail.com Livingston Free Methodist Church Livingston-LCIC Emergency Food Pantry
Mineral Point 608-987-2700 Facebook First United Methodist Church Mineral Point Food Pantry
Mineral Point   Facebook - Mo Grimm Mo May Grimm Mineral Point-Pointer Pantry
Rewey 608-943-6640 Facebook United Methodist Church Rewey UMC Food Pantry
Ridgeway 608-574-1497 N/A Mary Beckett Ridgeway Food Pantry

LAFAYETTE COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES

City Contact phone Contact email address Contact name Program
Belmont 608-558-5445 peaceluth@lagrant.net Peace Lutheran Church Belmont Food Pantry
Benton 608-759-2001 EmailBentonBible@gmail.com Cathy Benton Food Pantry
Darlington 608-776-3566 rdmffi@yousq.net First Baptist Church Darlington Food Pantry (Darlington Community of Churches)
Darlington 608-776-4114 ainnerst@townbank.us Angela Innerst Darlington Mobile Pantry
Darlington 608-776-3500 Lafayette County Food Pantry
Shullsburg 608-965-3455 or 608-381-7473 Tina.Cruse@wisconsin.gov Tina Shullsburg Food Pantry
South Wayne 608-214-5317 sonnydonna@gmail.com Donna Larse Blackhawk Area Food Pantry

RICHLAND COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES

City Contact phone Contact email address Contact name Program
Lone Rock 608-583-2614 krossing@rvschools.org Kathy Rossing Lone Rock Community Food Pantry
Richland Center 608-647-4050 bowerpost@countryspeed.com Jerry Bower Richland Center Mobile Pantry
Richland Center 608-647-4050 bowerpost@countryspeed.com Jerry Bower Richland Community Food Pantry
Viola 608-627-1910 or 608-627-1621 forkash@mwt.net Diana Forkash Viola Food Pantry
Spring Green 608-588-2442 maryknight99@gmail.com Mary Knight Community Food Pantry

Dial 211 to learn more about local food pantries and other local resources available.

Marque 211 para obtener más información sobre las despensas de comida locales y otros recursos disponibles.

 

Our Coalition Members

Gina Wilson
Second Harvest Foodbank

Community Engagement Manager

GinaW@shfbmadison.org

Donna Peterson

UW Extension

Coordinator and Educator for FoodWIse

Donna.peterson@ces.uwex.edu

Ronda Christensen

SW Wisconsin Community Action Program

Special Service Coordinator

r.christensen@swcap.org

Darlene Tagliapietra

UMOS

WIOA 167 Case Manager

driftlessareawriter@gmail.com

Tom Slaney

Iowa County Social Services/ADRC

Director

Tom.slaney@iowacounty.org

If you can't feed 100 people, then feed just one.

Saint Theresa of Calcutta

 

“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”                                      Martin Luther King, Jr.

Contact Info

Southwestern Wisconsin Food Security Coalition

149 N. Iowa Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533

608-935-2326 Ext 602

2018 © Copyright Southwestern WI Community Action Program. All rights Reserved.

The mission of SWFSC is to work with food resources to increase the access to and availability of healthy, affordable, local foods.

All food resources in Southwestern Wisconsin promote healthy eating and provide affordable, local, healthy food. Consumers in Southwestern Wisconsin are “food literate” and choose affordable, healthy food.

  Volunteer Recruitment

SW Food Security Coalition