The CMC is taking necessary precautions to diminish the impact of COVID-19 on our community while continuing to provide services to our brothers and sisters in need. All regularly occurring CMC programs and meetings except those listed below are postponed until further notice. The CMC building is also closed to the public. Learn how you can help us during the pandemic.
Current CMC COVID-19 Program Schedule:
Daily Free Meal
Weekdays 4:00 to 5:00pm
Weekends 11:30am to 12:00pm
The meal is distributed to-go from the CMC parking lot.
Tuesday 2:00 to 3:30pm
Thursdays 10:30am to 12:00pm
Food pantry sign-up and distribution will happen in the CMC parking lot. Each guest may visit up to once a week. You will be asked to provide your name, birth date, how many people live in your household, and your full address including zip code. Personal essentials items will be distributed Tuesdays during food pantry time. Each household may receive a set of personal essentials items once a month.
Food Pantry Delivery
Wednesday & Friday afternoons
Households with vulnerable members and who cannot access our food pantry Tuesday & Thursday due to the COVID-19 crisis can request food delivery for Wednesday or Friday. People should sign up 24 hours in advance each time they would like a delivery.
To request food pantry delivery:
1) Call 608-616-0769
2) Fill out this form
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
CMC is offering online tutoring for beginner to advanced levels. For more information call Brianna at 608-441-0117. Students may also register online.
Employment Search Assistance
Tuesday 10:00 to 1:00pm
Thursdays 1:00 to 3:00pm
For assistance call Lilliam at 608-441-3257
CMC staff are offering help with finding and applying for available jobs, assistance applying for unemployment benefits, other employment related matters, and general community resource navigation.
Immigration Legal Services
Staff will continue to serve all current clients by appointment only. For new clients, we are accepting appointments for consultations, which will be conducted via phone or internet. For more information or to make an appointment call 608-441-0114.
If you need another form of assistance not listed above, please try calling the CMC during regular business hours (9am to 5pm) at 608-661-3512; or call the local United Way by dialing 211.
How You Can Help CMC During COVID-19
1. Donate Money
The most effective way to help CMC this challenging time is to donate financially so we can fully staff our programming to keep helping people in need.
You can donate online here:
Or donate by making a check out to “Catholic Multicultural Center” and mailing it to:
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish
c/o Catholic Multicultural Center
401 S Owen Dr.
Madison, WI 53711
The CMC is working with a limited number of volunteers to help us operate our essential pandemic services. Volunteers help with food pantry box packing and organization, online ESL tutoring, food pantry distribution, meal serving, and more. Volunteers are asked to help regularly for one 2 to 3 hour shift per week. Contact us to see if we currently have any positions available.
3. Donate Personal Essentials Items
4. Donate Food
At this time the CMC is well stocked on food items thanks to your continued generosity! If you would like to help, please consider donating financially or offering personal hygiene items.
If you still want to donate food, some ideas include: canned soup (especially heartier soups), cereals, granola or snack bars, mac & cheese, crackers, applesauce, canned fruit, juice (large bottles, small bottles, or juice boxes), and canned tuna. At this time we do not need rice, dry beans (canned are ok), or peanut butter.
Please drop off all donations at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish (401 S Owen Dr, Madison any day 8am to 8pm. Donation bins are located in the church lobby, through the main church entrance off of the main parking lot.