Who We Are and What We Do

Healthy Food for All is a community-based food recovery effort. We collect excess produce from farms and prepared foods from corporate cafeterias that would otherwise go to waste. We clean and repackage this food at the FEED Kitchens and then distribute it to food pantries and neighborhoods all over Madison, WI.

Why we do what we do

To ensure all Dane County children and families can access affordable, healthy and culturally appropriate food to achieve better health outcomes and a higher quality of life, and to protect our local ecosystem by reducing landfill waste.

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Our Projects

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21 Nov

Repacking Prepared Foods

Anytime you are serving large crowds or employees there are bound to be leftovers. Healthy Food for All collects prepared food from large cafeterias and events...
21 Nov

Collecting & Packing Produce

Southern Wisconsin is rich with vegetable and fruit farms and our region is a leader in the local and sustainable food movement. Many of these farms produce...
20 Nov

Food Processing for Funds

Combining our experience processing fruits and vegetables for use during the winter and our need to fund our programming, Healthy Food for All is contracting...


lbs of prepared food repackaged


lbs of produce distributed


hrs of volunteer time leveraged

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13 Sep

A Taste for Waste – Healthy Food for All tackles food waste and access in Dane County

When life gives you eggs, make a pound cake. That's the task on Lula Jones' mind as she sifts through the items local food recovery nonprofit Healthy Food...
25 May

Want not – Healthy Food for All hosts recovery dinners to fight food waste scourg

Packed restaurants. A bustling food cart scene. Farmers’ markets flourishing across the city. The food economy is fostering entrepreneurship and adding...
31 Mar

Watching Madison’s waste line: Keeping food from the landfill, one leek at a time

Processing 67,000 pounds of unwanted soup, salad, burritos and cookies in 2016 has given Chris Brockel a generous perspective on when something he plans to eat...


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Access to healthy, affordable food is a problem for people with low incomes. The free, nutritious food we provide fills a need, and it also frees up money families need to meet other critical needs, like housing and health care. Capturing potential food waste is also great for the environment as anaerobically composting food in landfills releases high levels of methane, which contributes to global climate change. Finally, all the food we distribute is locally sourced! Healthy Food for All is working on a food processing model that will help fund some of our operations, but we still need your donations to fund the collection and distribution of great food.

Your donation will go towards paying for use of the Feed Kitchen, paying for packaging materials for donated food, and paying for our small staff. If you have questions about how we spend our money, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

You can use the DONATE NOW button above, or, if you prefer to donate by check, please make your check out to the “Northside Planning Council” and mail to:

Healthy Food for All
1219 N. Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI 53704

Please write Healthy Food for All in the memo line of your check.

We’re grateful for your help in accomplishing these critical goals.

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Healthy Food For All is a project of the Northside Planning Council.