Coronavirus Response

The Coronavirus outbreak is on everyone’s mind. Whether you are at the grocery store, gas station, or in the hallways at your workplace, the latest event cancellation or COVID-19 related news story is the hot topic of conversation.  For most, stocking the pantry is just a matter of waiting in a long line at the nearest grocery store or warehouse shopping retailer.&nbs… Read More

Coronavirus Prevention & Treatment

In an effort to do our part to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, we're sharing the following information that has been developed by the CDC: There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help preve… Read More

Podcast

Thank you for visiting our podcast page. Here you will find interviews with employees, partners, and clients of Second Harvest describe how they either help solve hunger, or how they cope with struggling with hunger. Our goal with our podcasts is to help you better understand those who struggle with hunger, and those who are trying to end hunger in our community. PODCASTS We recently int… Read More

2019 FREE THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY MEALS

For those who may be struggling to put enough food on the table this Thanksgiving, here is a list of free Thanksgiving meals in the area: The Beacon (615 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI, Noon - 12:30 pm) Calvary Gospel Church (5301 Commercial Ave., Madison, WI, 1:00 - 4:00 pm First Congretional United Church of Christ (1609 University Ave., Madison, WI, Noon - 3 pm) Good Shep… Read More

SECOND HARVEST FOODBANK OF SOUTHERN WISCONSIN RECEIVES $4,000 DONATION FROM THE DARDEN FOUNDATION TO HELP END HUNGER

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today a $4,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide hunger-relief to southwestern Wisconsin families. The funds will be used for general operations. “We are incredibly grateful to the Darden Foundation for this generous grant,” said Michelle Orge, president & CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank. “The fund… Read More

Drive Out Hunger will supply 1.35 million meals to local food

MADISON, Wis. – October 30, 2019 – Seven food banks in Iowa and Wisconsin will receive $450,000 as a result of the Alliant Energy Foundation’s Drive Out Hunger event. Thanks to the astonishing efficiency of local food banks, these dollars will buy 1.35 million meals. Funds raised at Drive Out Hunger will benefit seven foodbanks across Iowa and Wisconsin. “With thi… Read More

SECOND HARVEST FOODBANK RECEIVES GRANT FOR MERRILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PANTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:     Kris Tazelaar, Communications Manager, Second Harvest Foodbank, 608-216-7206, krist@shfbmadison.org MADISON, Wis., September 18, 2019 – Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today it has received a $3,000 grant from The Stateline Community Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program to fund the Merrill E… Read More

Second Harvest Receives Bayer Fund Grant to Support Mobile Pantry Program

  MADISON, Wisconsin August 1, 2019 – Employees from Bayer-Arlington Research & Development recommended Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to receive a $10,000 grant from Bayer Fund. Funds from the grant will be used for the Columbia County Mobile Pantry Program, which has two distribution sites in Portage (in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul) and Pardeeville… Read More

AMERICAN TRANSMISSION CO. SUPPORTS AREA SCHOOL AND MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES

MADISON, Wis., July 25, 2019 – Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today it has received a generous $5,000 contribution from American Transmission Co. to help supply food to those in need through our Highland and Platteville mobile pantry, and the school pantry located in Beloit's Merrill Elementary School. Funds will be used to: Cover five months of the cost … Read More

Second Harvest Announces Selection of New CEO

MADISON, Wis., June 21, 2019 – After an extensive nationwide search, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today that Michelle Orge has been named as the new president & CEO of the organization. Orge takes over for Dan Stein who is retiring at the end of the year after 11 years at the helm of one of the area’s largest and most recognized nonprofit organiza… Read More