United Way 211
Residents that need food assistance can use United Way of Dane County 211 to identify nearby emergency food options.
Most food pantries in Dane County have now switched to curbside or drive-thru pickup to minimize points of contact between volunteers, staff, and shoppers.
- Call: Dial 211 to speak with someone.
- Text: Text your zip code to 898-211.
- Chat: Chat online with United Way staff
- Website: Visit United Way of Dane County 211
For information on other food resources and basic needs, please view:
- Food Access Resources, Public Health Madison & Dane County
Includes grocery stores, food delivery options, nutrition assistance programs, FoodShare and WIC, and other information.
- Emergency Food Resources, Madison Metropolitan School District
Map and list of emergency food providers for families.
Renters and homeowners can contact the Housing Helpline with questions related to housing and COVID-19.
Phone: (608) 264-0549
Tenant Resource Center
The Tenant Resource Center helps with:
- Questions about tenant-landlord rights and responsibilities
- Eviction prevention and rent assistance
Phone: (608) 257-0006
Some Internet providers are offering free or low-cost internet access options. To find out if you are eligible, view the Wisconsin Public Service Commission listings.
Disclaimer: The City does not endorse any of these services. Always check the provider’s website for the most up to date information about programs and eligibility.
The Dane County Job Center in-person locations are closed to the public. You can still search for jobs, update your resume, and use other employment tools online.
Madison Resources for Impacts of COVID-19
Maintained by community volunteers and updated weekly.
Disclaimer: The City does not endorse any of these services. Always check with service providers for up to date information about programs and eligibility.
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