The Inside Scoop: February 2021

From the President's Desk Vaccine   As I write this, the first round of coronavirus vaccines is being injected into the arms of those most vulnerable. Seniors, frontline medical staff, and those with underlying conditions are rolling up their sleeves and getting the protection they need. The process will be long, but there is hope that recovery is on the way, and that things will … Read More

La Valle Community Relies on Bottled Water After Contaminant is Found in the Well

A few weeks ago, Second Harvest Food Bank provided a month’s supply of water to the village of La Valle, to help with the city's public health crisis over contaminated water. Access to safe water is a basic human right -- this will allow the community members to focus on their daily lives rather than where they can find clean water. Assisting families and communities in times of … Read More

Heat or Eat

With temperatures continuing to drop, more and more families in Southern Wisconsin must choose between going cold or going hungry.   Among all client households served by Feeding America, 41.5 percent have had to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel. In addition, 30.8 percent of client households with seniors had to choose between buying food… Read More

Nonprofits helping nonprofits: Agrace donates $51,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank

MADISON, Wis. – When the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Agrace’s employees could care for the members of our community, staff sought a means to give back to those most severely affected. They chose to rally around another local nonprofit that is working to provide crucial relief: Second Harvest Foodbank.  Agrace matched the donations that poured in from the health care… Read More

25th Share Your Holiday Meal Reveal

NBC15 Share Your Holidays Campaign Breaks Record with 6.3 Million Meals  On Wednesday, NBC15 News (WMTV - DMA 81), announced that the 25th NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign raised 6.3 million meals, topping the 5 million meal campaign goal. The campaign benefits Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, which helps families and individuals facing food insecurity in 16 south… Read More

Hy-Vee Donates to Second Harvest

Hy-Vee has loaded up 20 trucks and is donating one million pounds of food to more than a dozen Feeding America-affiliated food banks across the Midwest, including Second Harvest. We received over 26,000 pounds of food yesterday from thanks to Hy-Vee! 26,000 pounds of food that goes directly to those facing food insecurity.  The donations to the food banks are part of Hy-Vee… Read More

Check Out Hunger

Now through the end of December you can help Second Harvest raise 5 million meals during our NBC15 Madison Share Your Holidays campaign by donating at the checkout of your local grocery store. $1 = 3 meals! Help us Check Out Hunger!! Thank you NBC15 Madison for 25 years of Share Your Holidays. #SYH25 Participating grocery stores include:Pick 'n Save Woodman's Me… Read More

Day in the Life Video

One of the ways we can be there for you is through our mobile pantries. We send trucks into areas that need a little more help than other traditional pantries, meal sites and shelters are able to provide. Working with a community partner, tables are setup to distribute thousands of pounds of food in a few hours. Usually households go home with 50-75 pounds of fresh produce, dairy, canned g… Read More

Deer Donation Program

The deer donation program helps those in need by providing an opportunity for hunters to donate their deer. The venison from donated deer is processed and distributed to food pantries across the state. Since the program began in 2000, hunters have donated over 90,000 deer which were processed into over 3.7 million pounds of ground venison. Wisconsin has a… Read More

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