Nutrition & Health

Food Pantry

Join us every Tuesday from 11:30 am  – 1:30 pm. for our food pantry.

Walk-in pantry

Emergency food items are available for adults to take as needed each day in the Center’s entryway. Items vary daily and may include canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, and refrigerated foods like yogurt and milk.

Open Mondays -Friday 9 am -8 pm and Saturdays 9 am- 5 pm


Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe – A program of Second Harvest and EMCC

We provide daily meals to supplement our kids’ nutrition. Monday through Friday, we serve a healthy snack and dinner during the school year, as well as snack and lunch on Saturdays.


Summer Meal Site

Each summer the EMCC serves as a meal site for children needing a nutritious meal during the summer months. This program is available at noon on Monday – Friday.


Truax Community Garden

East Madison Community Garden

EMCC is home to the EMCC Community Gardens, which includes a Kids’ Garden area. Eastside residents can rent one of 41 plots to grow their own food. Plots include half-size or full-size plots, and raised garden beds.

Fitness Room

Adult Fitness Room

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Summer hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Enjoy our free exercise and strength training equipment in our new and improved fitness room.

FIT Youth Initiative

FIT Youth Initiative

Youth learn about the benefits of exercise, healthy meal planning, safe food handling and preparation procedures, reading nutrition labels, making healthy eating choices, safely prepare and handle food, and other important skills. They also get moving with fun activities like swimming, basketball, rock climbing, walking, weightlifting, yoga, mindfulness, Tae Kwon Do, volleyball, dancing, jump roping, and much more!