Donations to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin advance our mission of ending hunger in southwestern Wisconsin through community partnerships. We’re grateful for the support of businesses, schools, congregations, organizations and individuals that hold food/fund drives or raise funds through third-party special events and promotions (not organized by the Foodbank).

Learn more below about the power of raising funds and food for Second Harvest Foodbank and then get started today!


With every $1 donated, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin can provide 3 meals. How? Strong relationships with food industry donors and other avenues to obtain quality, nutritious food at reduced prices. A dollar goes much further in our hands than the common market.

Download this poster that shows how Second Harvest Foodbank stretches a dollar.

Matching Gifts: Find out how your employer may offer matching gifts for your financial contributions or volunteer time.


Let's face it, it's an electronic world. Why not help us fight hunger virtually? You can do just that with our Virtual Food Drive.

  • Honor a lost loved one, celebrate a milestone in your life or bring a group together for a good cause
  • Set up your team and electronically invite potential team members or supporters
  • Track your progress
  • Easily share your progress through social media or email

There's nothing virtual about hunger, but the solution can be!


Second Harvest Foodbank won’t discourage you from purchasing groceries at retail prices for a food drive or cleaning out your pantry and donating food that might otherwise go to waste. But we’d like to emphasize that your monetary contribution will go much further in ending hunger.

For every 1.2 pounds of food donated, Second Harvest Foodbank can provide one meal. Check out our list of most needed non-perishable food items and learn how food donors receive protection from liability.


  • Food & Fund Donations:
    Second Harvest Foodbank (2802 Dairy Dr., Madison), Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.