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Year End Tax Receipting

In order for you to receive a 2014 deduction for a contribution by check or cash, the contribution must be:

  1. Received at Second Harvest Foodbank, in person, on or before 12/30/14 at 5 pm; or
  2. Be mailed in an envelope postmarked on or before 12/31/14 (DO NOT MAIL CASH)

Credit card gifting on or before 12/31/14 is the most reliable way to apply your gift to the 2014 tax year. Why wait...make you gift now!

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin relies on the generosity of our community to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. For every $1 donated, 94 cents supports Second Harvest Foodbank's programs which help families, seniors and kids facing hunger. Review our Donor Privacy Policy. There are many ways you can help: 




It’s safe, simple and convenient to make a secure online gift to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.


If your gift is on behalf of a company, please be sure to include the company name. Contact Katie Ishmael at 608-216-7220 with questions.

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Virtual Food Drive

Individuals, businesses and organizations can easily set up and manage an Virtual Food Drive fundraiser to raise meals for Second Harvest Foodbank.

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By Mail

Mail your gift to:
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
2802 Dairy Drive
Madison, WI 53718


Complete and mail in the Financial Gift Form.

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By Phone  

To make a gift by phone with a credit card, or to speak to someone about giving, contact Katie Ishmael at 608-216-7220.

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Monthly Giving

Giving a gift each month by your credit card, debit card, checking or savings account is easy and can make a big impact on Second Harvest’s fight against hunger all year long. For example, just $25 a month ($300/year) will ensure that 900 meals make it to the tables of southwestern Wisconsin residents who are struggling with hunger; $50 per month ($600/year) will provide 1,800 meals. The amount you choose is up to you.


To arrange a monthly gift, complete and submit our Monthly Giving Form, visit our online donation page or contact Katie Ishmael at 608-216-7220.

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Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Searching for a unique gift for someone who has everything? Looking for a way to thoughtfully remember a loved one or friend? With a memorial or tribute gift to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin on behalf of someone special, you’re providing hope to families, seniors and children at risk for hunger in our community. A notecard can be sent to notify anyone you choose about the tribute or memorial gift (no dollar amount included).


To make a memorial or tribute gift:

  • Make a gift online and provide the contact information for the recipient to receive a notecard in the comments section
  • Complete and mail-in Financial Gift Form 

Tribute and memorial gifts may be made at any time throughout the year and a notecard will be sent if you choose. Or, you can print a certificate on your printer right now and fill it out to let them know you made a gift in their honor. For more information, contact Katie Ishmael at 608-216-7220.

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Matching Gifts  

Many employers offer matching gift programs to encourage their employees to support charitable causes such as hunger relief. An employer may match your gift or volunteer time dollar for dollar — and sometimes by much more. It can be easy to double or even triple the value of your donation to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin with a matching gift!


For more information, review our Matching Gift Program FAQs and Employer List or contact Lisa Gundlach at 608-216-7212.

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Major Giving

Local individuals committed to providing financial leadership through major annual gifts are needed to carry out our mission. With major financial investments, we can implement innovative solutions and sustain and grow current programs to end hunger. Your gift can be kept confidential. For more information about becoming a major gift provider, contact Carol Brumer Gliksman at 608-216-7201 or Chris Ziemba at 608-216-7244.

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Planned Giving

By remembering Second Harvest Foodbank in your estate plans, no matter the size, you can ensure that local families will receive hunger-relief beyond your lifetime. These significant gifts make it possible for Second Harvest to plan ahead and address big needs like sustaining and adding new programs; capital investments; and disaster-response.


And not only can you can help thousands of people, but you can impact the financial well-being of your family. A planned gift can help fulfill your personal financial goals while providing Second Harvest Foodbank with important, long-term support.


The gifts listed below make a lasting impact to end hunger. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. Our EIN # is: 39-1490691. Descriptions of each gift type can be found in our Gift Acceptance Policy.

  1. Bequests/Wills
  2. Publicly Traded Securities/Stocks
  3. Retirement Plan and IRA Beneficiary Designations
  4. Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations
  5. Charitable Remainder Trusts
  6. Charitable Lead Trusts
  7. Closely Held and Restricted Securities, upon review and in limited circumstances
  8. Real Estate, and Tangible Personal Property

The easiest ways to leave a legacy is through a will or revocable trust. Legacy gifts are easily arranged through a lawyer or notary public. If you don’t wish to rewrite your will, a lawyer can prepare an attachment to your will.


Following is suggested language for a will:

"I hereby give to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, located at 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI 53718, [cash amount, percentage of net estate or description of property] to be used for its general purposes."

Please let us know if you have named Second Harvest Foodbank in your estate plans. With your approval, we would like to thank you for your generosity, and recognize your gift to encourage others to do the same. For more information or if you have other ideas of how you may be able to assist Second Harvest Foodbank, contact Linda Murray at 608-216-7221.

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