Winter events at the Fairgrounds are rare due to the many challenges of plowing, plumbing and parking.  The Dodge County Fair Association has opened their doors free of charge to the Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry on the second Saturday of each month.  Business owners throughout the community have been very supportive.  K&B Tree and Lawn Care of Beaver Dam has donated snow plowing and Environmental Specialists of Watertown will be providing portable toilets because the plumbing at the Fairgrounds is seasonal.

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Community members who wish to benefit from the Mobile Pantry Program are encouraged to bring bags, boxes, wagons or other containers to help transport the food they receive. No pre-registration, ID or proof of residency is required. Use entrance on High Point Road from Hwy 33. Distribution takes place in shelter under the grandstand. Occurs every 2nd Saturday of the month, beginning at 10am; registration begins at 9:45am. Dress for the weather, buildings are not heated.

Upcoming Food Pantry dates, all 10am to 11am

  • Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016
  • Saturday, April 9, 2016

This pantry will not be cancelled due to rain or snow, unless road conditions are deemed unsafe.  Always use your own discretion and comfort level regarding travelling on wet or icy roads. Cancellation information will be available on the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin hotline. Volunteers who would like to help with food distribution can contact Paul at the mobile pantry, or at [email protected]