By hosting a virtual or traditional Fund & Food drive, you not only help get more food into the homes of our community members but also raise awareness about local hunger. Raising funds and donating food to Second Harvest Foodbank advances 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 host Fund & Food drives.

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

Virtual Food Drive

Raise funds for Second Harvest entirely online, without the extra effort traditional food drives require. Virtual food drives allow us to serve more people, more efficiently. Each $10 donation can provide up to 25 meals for those struggling with hunger. Follow the steps below to set up your virtual food drive. 

Benefits to hosting a virtual food drive:

  • We can feed more people. A $10 donation to a Virtual Food Drive provides up to 25 meals.
  • Just like a traditional food drive, but less work!
  • Honor a loved one, celebrate a milestone in your life or bring a group together for a good cause.
  • Funds raised help to provide fresh, nutritious foods like produce, dairy, and protein.
  • Set up your team and challenge your family, friends, and colleagues to donate.
  • Track your progress, set goals, and manage your virtual giving page.
  • Transactions are completed within minutes.
  • Easily share your progress through social media or email.
Get started with our Virtual Food Drive Coordinator’s Guide.


Traditional Fund and Food Drive

Want to go the traditional route and collect cash, checks, and food donations in person? You can do that too!
Second Harvest meets nearly one million requests per year. Hosting a food drive is a wonderful, tangible way to give back to the community, but we’d like to emphasize that your monetary contribution will go much further in ending hunger. While we prefer you supported Second Harvest through a Virtual Food Drive, you are welcome to host a traditional food drive.

Get started with our Fund & Food Drive Coordinator’s Guide.



Additional Resources



Need Help? Contact us!
We are here to help you navigate this process every step of the way!

Johnny Hufford
AmeriCorps VISTA

Emma Calverley,
Donor Relations Officer
Events and Campaigns

FFD@shfbmadison.org  emmac@shfbmadison.org
(608) 216-7248 (608) 216-7205