Dairy Month sheds light on food insecurity in Wisconsin

This story comes from our friends at NBC15.com... MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) --- 1 in 5 Wisconsin children comes from a food insecure home. "Food insecurity can be really detrimental to anyone's health, especially kids." said Registered Dietitian Camila Martin with Public Health Madison Dane County. According to the USDA, food security means having access to enough food for an active, hea… Read More


Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin recently nominated Alliant Energy Foundation for a national Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) award. We are pleased to announce that they have been named a finalist for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day® Honors, recognizing extraordinary charitable work by individuals and organizations from across North America. National Phi… Read More

What Is A Food Bank

A food bank, like Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end hunger in the communities we serve. We do this through three primary ways: Food distribution Promotion of government emergency food programs like FoodShare Help "mobilize the public" into taking action to help end hunger Food Distribution Food banks are primar… Read More

New Whitepaper: Physical and Behavioral Effects of Childhood Hunger

"Hunger can affect people in all walks of life, but one group in particular are the most at risk of experiencing a food crisis - children.  In the United States, 15.3 million children live in households that don’t have enough food to eat on a regular basis, and 21% of all American children live at or below the poverty line.  In the counties served by Second Harvest Foodbank… Read More

Honor Alliant Energy Foundation With Your Vote

Recently Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin nominated the Alliant Energy Foundation to be recognized for their philanthropic efforts by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The next step in the nomination process is to hold a public voting campaign to identify the top three nominees. You may vote once per day now through May 13.* Voting is simple: Visit Secon… Read More

Walmart Launches "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." 2016 Campaign

Walmart has launched its 3rd annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign benefitting the hunger relief charity Feeding America. Feeding America's mission is “to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.” Every year, the food banks that are a part of the Feeding America netw… Read More

Hunger, Health and Senior Citizens: Why You Should Care

Hunger affects people of all ages in America, and the startling statistics about hunger and senior citizens is often overlooked. Senior citizens—those over the age of 60—are particularly at risk for food insecurity, and the numbers demand our attention and action. Since 2001, the number of seniors who struggle with hunger has more than doubled. Today, there are already ov… Read More

Volunteer Ideas for Spring Break

Spring break is around the corner for many students, and a time where parents and guardians are scratching their head for safe and fun things to keep them busy. Seeking ideas to keep kids from saying "I'm so bored!"? Consider connecting them to a volunteer opportunity with Second Harvest Foodbank!  Volunteering with us is a great way to keep young folks engaged during their spring b… Read More

Heartland Credit Union Encourages Bovine Bonding

When Heartland Credit Union found out about Second Harvest's Adopt-A-Dairy-Cow campaign they knew they had to be part of it. The concept is simple: "Adopt" a dairy cow by donating the value of a day's, week's, or month's worth of a Sassy Cow of your choice Second Harvest will use your gift to purchase milk - a rarely donated and nutrient rich product - at a discount from Sassy Cow Crea… Read More