Fort Atkinson Food Pantry

The Food Pantry serves individuals and families in the Fort Atkinson School District.



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The Fort Atkinson Food Pantry is open every Monday and Thursday from 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM, except when Holidays occur on Mondays or Thursday

                                We want you!

If you can provide bilingual assistance. The Fort Atkinson Food pantry is in need of volunteer bilingual (Spanish speaking) interpreters. The Pantry is open from 3:00 until 5:30 on Mondays and Thursdays. Anyone who is able to help provide assistance should contact the Pantry at (920) 563-6992. Or email the pantry at

Donations may also be dropped off at the Pantry
between 9:00 and 11:00 on Mondays or Thursdays.

The Food Pantry serves individuals and families in the Fort Atkinson School District.


Please consider making a donation to the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry.

Donate to the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry

Donation Checks can be sent to:

Fort Atkinson Food Pantry
P.O. Box 275
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0275

The Fort Atkinson Food Pantry is very grateful for the support the Fort Atkinson area provides to us.

Your donations allow us to be operational month to month and year to year.  Organizations, clubs and school groups sponsor food drives. Numerous businesses and individuals provide monetary donations and donations of food. We are extremely thankful to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, Grace United Church and First Congregational Church for their help with organization and volunteers. In 2022, the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry served an average of 216 families with 667 individuals per month. In addition, the pantry provides extra food to about 160 elementary, middle school and high school students every week during the school year. Without all of you, we could not continue to serve the community.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

During the current coronavirus emergency, the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry is planning to stay open during our regular distribution hours of 3:00 to 5:30 PM on Mondays and Thursdays at our 715 Jones Avenue location. Our priorities are to continue to provide food to those in need while protecting our clients and volunteers. To accomplish this we are changing our procedures to limit the number of clients in the food pantry at one time. We will be handing out numbers on a first come basis, but be prepared to wait outside or in cars until your number is admitted. Arriving later during the serving hours may avoid the initial crowd. Everyone will be able to get food. We are also requiring the use of hand sanitizer in the pantry and disinfecting surfaces frequently.

The Food Pantry realizes that some people may be temporarily out of work during this crisis. People who currently have no income or meet our low income guidelines and need help to provide enough food for themselves or their families are encouraged to seek assistance at the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry supplies supplemental food once per month per family. If your family requires additional food assistance before the end of the month, please call (920) 563-6992 and leave a message. If you are sick or vulnerable to the coronavirus please don’t come to the pantry building. We have a small program of delivery to those in need. Please text or leave a message at (920) 397-0140 if you want more information about the delivery program. The Fort Atkinson Food Pantry serves those who reside in the School District of Fort Atkinson. Residents of other school districts should call their local pantries.

About the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry

Our Purpose

This non-sectarian organization shall exist for the churches and organizations of the school district of the Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin area to coordinate their efforts to provide food on an emergency basis to persons determined in need.  The Fort Atkinson Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.

The basis for our purpose is found in James 2:14-17:

What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

The Food Pantry seeks to move beyond the immediate situation of need to enable the self-determination of patrons.

Respect for denominational and personal integrity.

The Food Pantry seeks neither to impose a theological nor a value system upon persons being served, respecting the validity of their humanity. The Food Pantry also recognizes the sincerity of its member congregations and their traditions regarding certain theological, social and ethical issues about which we may have honest differences. In the same attitude, although we strive for the highest standards of Christian social service, we recognize that there are many ways to express Christian concern. The Food Pantry seeks to be a vehicle for the organized, strategic, and helpful expression of Christian love, mission, and self-sacrifice. Although structural reforms are usually necessary if suffering is to be corrected, one-to-one relationships of friendship and bearing one another’s burdens are also necessary. The Food Pantry provides a tolerant cooperative enterprise through which its officers and volunteer workers can express many styles of Christian commitment. Working together in behalf of the need of others we will not transgress on the needs or preferences of our own congregations, fellow Christians disciplines, and those we seek to serve.

Who Qualifies for Food?

Front Door of the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry


President – Alan Timm
Vice-President – Don Gross
Secretary – Laurie McHenry
Corresponding Secretary – Vicki Keogh

Board Members

Cynthia Smith
Jim Mode
Chuck Haugen
Gary Thom
Tim Haak
Jim Geyer
Tom Sehnert
Russ Patefield

Pantry Manager

Debbie Kutz

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