New Mobile Application Connects Those Facing Hunger With Local Resources

[MADISON, July 8, 2020] — Today Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and Madison-based Noble Applications announced the launch of a new mobile application designed to help those facing hunger get connected with food resources. The application quickly and easily allows users to see when and where Second Harvest mobile food pantry distributions will take place throughout 16 so… Read More

Second Harvest Adds Food For Thought Program

FOOD FOR THOUGHT INITIATIVE FINDS A HOME WITH SECOND HARVEST FOODBANK TO SERVE MORE FAMILIES FACING HUNGER IN MADISON SCHOOL DISTRICT [MADISON, JUNE 29, 2020] — Today Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and the Madison-based Food For Thought Initiative (Food4TI) announced that they will be combining efforts to better serve area families. Effective July 1, the Food For Th… Read More

Food Insecurity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

More than any other word used to describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is the word unprecedented. Unprecedented numbers of people being impacted either physically, or economically. Unprecedented levels of unemployment outside of the Great Depression. And unprecedented numbers of people who are turning to the emergency food network – including Second Harvest and its network of … Read More

A Typical Day

Recently we asked our partner agencies to share stories about the people they serve. Here's one touching story we received: A Typical Day? We had been scurrying around all morning. Boxes of food stood ready for the clients who needed assistance. We checked the produce left in the coolers to determine how much life was left in them. All of it looked good. Some of the cabbage leaves look… Read More

Power of Partnerships

The Coronavirus pandemic has proven the power of partnerships to meet the unprecedented need caused by this national crisis. Check out a few quotes from partner agencies, and "some inspirational news" from the front lines to help understand the impact the entire network of emergency food providers is having on our community: "Our systems, finances and people have been challenged in ways… Read More

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


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


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 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