Notice Regarding COVID-19
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our nutrition services have been altered. Please call Senior Outreach Services at 838-7117 for further information.
A nutritious noon meal is available to all seniors over the age of 60 and various sites within Dane County.
Two of these sites fall under our program:
- McFarland offers a meal site three days a week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, served at 11:45 am at:
McFarland Municipal Center
5915 Milwaukee Street
McFarland, WI 53558
- We also offer a meal site in Cambridge two days a week on Tuesdays and Fridays served at noon at:
200 Spring Street
Cambridge, WI 53523
The menu offers a meatless option daily and a salad as a main meal on Fridays as a choice. Certain special diets can be accommodated with a prescription by your physician. However, our caterer cannot guarantee their preparation area be free of nuts or other allergens and currently cannot offer Gluten free. Please inquire if you have questions. There may be alternatives available on a private pay basis.
Reservations are required and transportation is available by request. Monthly menus are posted at:
- McFarland Senior Updates
- Meal sites
- The McFarland Thistle
- The Cambridge/Deerfield News
- Various churches in Cambridge
Home-delivered meals are available to qualified seniors five days a week in the area of McFarland, Town of Dunn, and Town of Pleasant Springs. A home assessment to determine qualifications is required within 30 days of beginning meals. Guidelines and expectations of the recipients are also explained.
An emergency contact is necessary upon signup in case we are unable to reach the recipient when delivering the meal. Part of the service is a check-in program. If a recipient is not available, the emergency contact is contacted. If it is observed to be a medical crisis, we will respond with emergency services. Meals are not available on certain holidays and will be cancelled with severe weather.
A monthly letter is sent to participants or their contacts with suggested donations based on meals provided. Currently the contribution requested for the meal site and home delivered meals is $4 meal. A person will not be denied by their inability to pay that cost.
Sign Up for Meals
If you would like to sign up to attend a meal site or start home delivered meals, please contact us at 838-7117.
These Dane County senior dining sites are available to seniors over the age of 60. These restaurant meals are provided through the Dane County Nutrition program and funded through the Older American Act. Each meal is designed to meet seniors' nutritional requirements. Select menu items are available to seniors on specific days. The suggested donation is $4 and no reservations are required.
- Cranberry Creek
1501 Lake Point Drive
Madison, WI 53713
Fridays from 8:30 to 10:30 am
- DeForest Family Restaurant
505 W North Street
DeForest, WI 53532
Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm, Breakfast or Lunch
- Festival Foods
810 E Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Thursdays from 11 am to 1:30 pm, Soup and Salad Bar
- Finks Café
204 W Main Street
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm, Lunch and Breakfast Menus
- Ziggy's BBQ Restaurant
135 S Main Street
Oregon, WI 53575
Thursdays from 11:30 am to 1 pm, Lunch
McFarland Community Food Pantry
was established in 1984 and has had continued support by community volunteers. The core volunteers have a mission and are committed to purchasing nutritionally sound food resources, establishing a cheerful environment and following The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and Second Harvest guidelines.
[Their] mission is to provide food for those that need it in the McFarland School District. [Their] vision is a large number of dedicated and caring volunteers who humbly, cheerfully and effectively serve all in the McFarland area who are hungry and need assistance. [Their] values are resourcefulness, helpfulness, cheerfulness, humility, and caring.