Hunger Action Month 2022

September is Hunger Action Month

Nearly 102,000 people are struggling with food insecurity in our southwestern Wisconsin community. And with inflation and the cost of living going up, it is increasingly difficult to decide if the money should be spent on rent, bills, medication, or food. With our 300 partners and programs throughout 16 counties, we can support access to food and food resources and help make ends meet.

Everyone has a role to play in ending hunger. This September, we ask you to advocate, educate, donate, and volunteer. To stay up-to-date on all the events happening this month, download our 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar.

Get inspired, take action, and help our neighbors have enough nutritious food to thrive.

Go Orange Day

Thursday, September 8
Help spread awareness about hunger in our community. Gear up in orange, take a photo or video, and post using #GoOrange22. For a chance to get your photos on NBC15 download the NBC15 App!

Hunger Action Day

Saturday, September 17
We can’t do this work without the support of volunteers. Use this day to sign up for any upcoming volunteer shift and bring your friends too!

105.5 Request-A-Thon

Thursday, September 22
Call us at 844-8-Hunger or click here to donate and request your song! Jonathan and Kitty will be playing your songs from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Advocate

Vote on Tuesday, November 2
Your voice matters, and can make a big difference in addressing the root causes of hunger. Learn more.

Healthy food belongs to us all

As a food bank, Second Harvest is a network leader that finds strength by participating, hope by listening, and connection by sharing with our community.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Celebrate democracy in America by registering to vote today! Visit the Voter Information link in our bio!

As many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote or don’t know if they are registered. Be part of the solution and get your community #VoteReady today on #NationalVoterRegistrationDay

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Day 20: Food insecurity is a reality for 1 in 13 people in southwestern Wisconsin. To learn more about the work Second Harvest does to address the need of nutrition security in our community, schedule a lunch and learn.
Visit https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/contact-us/ (Link in bio)

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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Day 19: Follow @FeedingAmerica

Second Harvest is a member foodbank of the nationwide Feeding America network. Through this partnership we have insights on hunger issues, and access to food partnerships which help us better support our community!

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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Day 18: Talk to your team about hosting a Fund and Food Drive this year!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the @nbc15_madison Share Your Holidays barrel deliveries, by @twomensouthcentralwi

To register, see the link in our bio "Day 18: Fund and Food Drive Registration for NBC15 Share Your Holidays (Ends October 5) "
Registration ends Wednesday, October 5.

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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Is money tight? Find food to help make ends meet.

Find Food Near You
Our interactive map allows you to find pantry partners close to you! Hours per location vary, so please give them a call or visit their website to find the most current hours and days of operation.
"Find Food Near You Map" link in bio!
https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/find-food-near-you/

Mobile Pantry Schedule
Mobiles offer you the opportunity of drive-up pickup. All mobiles include a variety of items for a well-rounded diet including; produce, dairy, grains, and protein. Due to extreme weather, our mobile schedule is subject to change, please check back regularly to ensure the mobile in your area is still happening
"Mobile Pantry Schedule" link in bio!
https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/mobile-pantry-schedule/

Madison Metropolitan School District – Free and Reduced Lunches
"MMSD Free and Reduced Lunches" link in bio
https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/food-service/free-reduced-meal-program

School Pantries
Call your school's office to get more information.

FoodShare
The QUEST Card is a debit-like card that is loaded with your FoodShare benefit every month. It can be used at most grocery stores and many Farmers' Markets. The QUEST Card can even be used to participate in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program or to pay for Meals on Wheels!
"FOODSHARE (QUEST CARD/SNAP) Application Help" link in bio!
Connect with your area rep to apply: https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/foodshare-program/

211 connects you with thousands of nonprofit and government services in your area: https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/ or dial 211

#foodshare #findhelp #findfood #inflation #foodstamps #questcard #snap #mobilefoodpantry #foodpantry #madison #wisconsin #driftless

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A giant "Thank You" to @alliant_energy for supporting Hunger Action Month!

Take action with Alliant Energy this #hungeractionday and sign up for an upcoming volunteer shift!
secondharvestmadison.org/volunteer

#HungerActionMonth #30ways

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Day 17: It's #HungerActionDay, a day that we celebrate volunteerism!
We simply could not do this work without the support of volunteers, so come one, come all! Help us get food out to the community by volunteering with us!

To sign up for a volunteer shift, visit secondharvestmadison.org/volunteer ("VOLUNTEER" link in bio)

Not in the Madison area? Use our Find Food map to locate a pantry partner near you! ("FIND FOOD NEAR YOU – map" link in bio)
https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/find-food-near-you/

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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We ❤️ potatoes
Tell us what your favorite root vegetable is in the comments!

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Our NBC15 Share Your Holidays barrels are getting a makeover ahead of this year's campaign. Soon, hundreds of barrels will be out in the community. If you would like to hold a fund and food drive to support the campaign, visit http://ow.ly/mRgR50KLNas. @NBC15_madison

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Day 16: We all have good reasons to reduce food waste at home.

Check out our Food Date Extensions Guide in our bio. Also available in English, Hmong (Hmoob), and Spanish (Espanõl)!

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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One week until the @1055triplem Request-A-Thon!

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Day 15: Listen to the Feeding America podcast today!
We have one hand-picked episode linked in our bio that we think you will like:
Podcast: Building an inclusive democracy

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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Day 14: Ever been curious of how a food bank operates?
Reserve your spot today:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/distribution-center-tour-tickets-384244454507 ("Food bank tours" link in bio!)

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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Day 13: Hunger is a long term issue. Advocacy will help us solve it, lend your voice at feedingwi.org/publicpolicy/advocacy/ (Advocacy with Feeding Wisconsin link in bio)

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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Day 12: In southwestern Wisconsin 1 in 13 people face hunger every day. You can help by sharing yesterday's post that provides a list of resources including our mobile pantry schedule, find food near me map, foodshare, and more.

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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Day 11: #GrandparentsDay is today!
Was your grandparent always fussing over you having enough to eat? Give back today in honor of that love!
SecondHarvestMadison.org/Donate (DONATE link in bio)

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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Is money tight? Find food to help make ends meet.

Find Food Near You
Our interactive map allows you to find pantry partners close to you! Hours per location vary, so please give them a call or visit their website to find the most current hours and days of operation.
"Find Food Near You Map" link in bio!
https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/find-food-near-you/

Mobile Pantry Schedule
Mobiles offer you the opportunity of drive-up pickup. All mobiles include a variety of items for a well-rounded diet including; produce, dairy, grains, and protein. Due to extreme weather, our mobile schedule is subject to change, please check back regularly to ensure the mobile in your area is still happening
"Mobile Pantry Schedule" link in bio!
https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/mobile-pantry-schedule/

Madison Schools Distribution Schedule: Please check with your school's office.

FoodShare
The QUEST Card is a debit-like card that is loaded with your FoodShare benefit every month. It can be used at most grocery stores and many Farmers' Markets. The QUEST Card can even be used to participate in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program or to pay for Meals on Wheels!
"FOODSHARE (QUEST CARD/SNAP) Application Help" link in bio!
Connect with your area rep to apply: https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/foodshare-program/

211 connects you with thousands of nonprofit and government services in your area: https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/ or dial 211

#foodshare #findhelp #findfood #inflation #foodstamps #questcard #snap #mobilefoodpantry #foodpantry #madison #wisconsin #driftless

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Day 10: World Suicide Prevention Day
Knowing where your next meal will come from, or that you will be able to pay your bills AND feed yourself is one way we can better mental health in our community.

Suicide and crisis hotline: 988

We would also like to give a shout out to agencies in our community working to aide and address mental health:
@nami.danecounty
@chrysalispops
@journeymhc
And others, we appreciate your work.

Thank you to our 2022 Hunger Action Month Sponsors:
@nbc15_Madison
@alliant_energy
@landsend
@quartzhealth
@parkbank.madison
@jh_findorff
#tasc
#exactsciences
#labcorp
@littlepotatoco
@titosvodka

#HungerActionMonth #takeaction #30ways

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A giant THANK YOU to @wbsilverlining Insurance for providing a generous donation of $25,000.
Thank you, Maureen and Joe for coming out to our distribution center to present this gift.

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