Second Harvest Receives $320,000 Gift From CUNA Mutual Group Foundation

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today that they received a $320,000 grant from CUNA Mutual Group Foundation to support its Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe programs.  “Our Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe programs are vital components of our effort to end hunger in the communities we serve,” said Dan Stein, president and CEO of Second Harvest. “The con… Read More

Tools For Future Charitable Gifts

New tax laws are giving rise to creative ways to support charitable organizations you care about like Second Harvest. As the year winds down, here are a couple of attractive options available to consider while planning your contributions in the new tax environment. Use or establish a Donor Advised Fund Consider a large contribution in one tax year to establish or add to a donor advised f… Read More

Helping The Caregiver

Joann spent her whole professional career caring for others. First as a Certified Nursing Assistant, then as an in-home hospice care provider, and finally as a cook at a nursing home. Ten years ago she was forced to retire due to diabetes-related health complications. According to Joann, “One day I was working, the next day I wasn’t.” But even in retirement caring for oth… Read More

Flood Relief Efforts

Second Harvest is on the front lines of the fight to end hunger. Whether it be the loss of a job/underemployment, an illness, or the rush of millions of gallons of water; Second Harvest is here to provide assistance to those facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. Since the devastating rains that have hit our area over the past two weeks, our supporters want to know if we were impacted n… Read More

Support for College Students Experiencing Food Insecurity

For many students today, food insecurity is just a few missed paychecks away. A 2018 study by found that 36% of college students are experiencing hunger and lack stable housing. Add in the fact that tuition rates are going up while financial aid is going down, and it’s obvious that most college students and their families are feeling a very tight financial squeeze. B… Read More

Food Bank vs. Food Pantry

Many people who do not work for a "food bank" or a "food pantry" (and even some who do) often use those terms interchangably. The reality is that for most food banks like Second Harvest there is a big difference between "food bank" and "food pantry". Put simply, one of the many ways we help end hunger is to be a source of food that food pantries use to fill their shelves and serve those s… Read More

Scenes From a Midwest Mobile Pantry

It was 5:30 in the morning – abnormally early for me on a Saturday – and I had just let my dog out my front door to do his version of welcoming the new day. As I closed the storm door to keep the frigid -2 degree air out, I pondered my day. Before my front door clicked closed, it dawned on me that others were lining up their carts, totes, and wagons of all sizes to mark their … Read More

New Tax Law

The new tax law will affect you. We have all heard it in the news - the new tax law will have a dramatic effect on individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. We are concerned about the impact it will have on loyal supporters – people who understand and truly care about the men, women, and children facing hunger in our 16-county area. We are grateful that you still rememb… Read More

Second Harvest Benefits From American Family Insurance Championship

Charitable proceeds total more than $1.6 million from 2017 American Family Insurance Championship Funds will benefit American Family Children’s Hospital and more than 65 other charities MADISON, Wis. (Dec. 11, 2017) —  Following in the successful footsteps of the inaugural tournament, the 2017 American Family Insurance Championship raised $1,625,000 for charity in … Read More

#GivingTuesday A Global Day of Giving

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. If helping to end hunger is a priority for your fam… Read More