Our food pantry
MESA’s Food Pantry is open several days a week and on Saturdays to serve those in-need of food in our community. See our Food Pantry Hours of Operation below. One full-time staff member, supported by many dedicated volunteer pantry helpers and food pick-up drivers, devote hundreds of hours receiving, sorting, and storing thousands of pounds of food for Madison households each week.
The Food Pantry strives to offer healthy options like low-sugar, low-sodium canned goods and cereals. Fresh produce and eggs are received from local farmers and from larger chain food stores in the area. However, the largest and most consistent donations come from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, local churches and community members. MESA benefits from several food drives coordinated by the U.S. Postal service, local schools, and others in the community.
The Food Pantry provides personal hygiene products such as toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant, and diapers, which are not available for purchase with food stamps.
During the summer, the Pantry offers snack bags to school-aged children that normally receive free breakfast and lunch at school.
On average, MESA’s Food Pantry serves around 6,385 individuals and 2,830 households a year, although that number is steadily increasing due to a growing need within our local community.
Our Food Pantry is stocked with nutritious groceries and essentials, available to those in our community who need it. However, we rely on the generosity of our donors and community partners. In streamlining ways to give to MESA, it's our hope that MESA's Amazon Wishlist serves as a convenient way to donate to the Food Pantry for those unable to make in-person drop offs.
MESA is powered by the passion and dedication of our volunteers. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. Whether you have a few hours to spare or are looking for a long-term commitment, we have opportunities to fit your interests and availability.
Your donation can make a real difference in the lives of those in need in our community. Every dollar goes directly towards supporting our programs and services. With your help, we can continue to provide critical resources to the clients we serve
HOURS OF OPERATIOn
Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.,
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Saturdays, 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.