You can help feed the hungry in our community with your tax-deductible contribution of money or food to the Waunakee Food Pantry.



 For special donations contact us at

Weather Policy

The Food Pantry is closed when Waunakee schools are closed.


Party Donations

We get ask a lot this time of year if we can accept food donations from parties. First we want to thank everyone who is thinking of helping us out, however we are a small food pantry only open four times a month so fresh food is generally a problem for us. We must follow these food safety rules:

  • Prepared foods and meals can only be donated by licensed entities such as restaurants and food distributors

  • Food donations are limited to foods or food portions which have not been previously served

Top Items Needed by the Waunakee Food Pantry

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Snacks

  • Breakfast cereal

  • Laundry detergent

  • Toilet paper

  • Paper towels

  • Toiletries (Soap, shampoo, etc)

  • Condiments (honey, mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard)

  • Crackers

  • Canned meats

  • Canned fruit

  • Boxed or bagged dinners (Hamburger Helper)

  • Boxed potatoes

  • Pancake mix

  • Pancake syrup

  • Flour

  • Sugar

  • Snack items and crackers (Snack items that can be put into the Children's luncheons, any type of cracker)

Please check expiration dates on food items before you donate


Vegetable Donations

Yes we take garden vegetable donations, but only on the days we are open and only in small quantities as many of our clients have their own gardens.



You can make a tax deductable monetary donation by sending a check made out to Waunakee Food Pantry.  You will receive an acknowledgement of your donation for tax purposes.

Waunakee Food Pantry

PO Box 143

Waunakee, WI  53597-0143


Food Donation Locations


Food donation and other items can be dropped at the Food Pantry 806B South Division Street Waunakee, WI 53597. For special donations contact us at  


Donation bins are all so located at:

Christian Life Assembly of God Church, 1161 Simon Crestway

Crossroads United Methodist Church, 5901 Hogan Road

First Presbyterian Church, 5763 County Road Q

Peace Lutheran Church, 701 S Century Avenue

St John's Catholic Church, 209 South Street

St Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 5460 Mary Lake Road

State Bank of Cross Plains, Waunakee, 610 W Main St

Waunakee Chamber of Commerce, 100 W Main Street

Waunakee Public Library, 710 South Street


For more information contact us at:


Last updated: August 06, 2019

The Waunakee Food Pantry is an Equal Opportunity Provider

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