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.

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 up to 3 meals. How? Strong relationships with food industry donors and other avenues to obtain quality, nutritious food by donation and at reduced prices. A dollar goes much further in our hands than in the common market.

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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.


Interested in raising funds for Second Harvest Foodbank but don't want to deal with collecting cash and checks?  There is an easy way to raise funds online through our Virtual Food Drive platform.  Create a page here today!  

Create a page for your business, in honor of your birthday or anniversary or your school and help fight hunger virtually!

Remember that just $1 can provide up to 3 meals!  

  • Honor a loved one, celebrate a milestone in your life or bring a group together for a good cause
  • Set up your team and send a link to your family, friends and colleagues to make a donation
  • 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.  Hosting a food drive is a wonderful, tangible way to give back to the community!

Register Your Food & Fund Drive Today!

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.


A new way to support Second Harvest Foodbank is by purchasing Most Needed Items from our Amazon Charity List!  Be sure to use Amazon Smile when placing your Amazon order.  Items can be shipped directly to our distribution center!


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