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

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 Our latest podc… Read More

Second Harvest Foodbank CEO to Retire at End of Year

MADISON, Wis., February 15, 2019 – Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger-relief organization, announced today that after leading the organization for more than 10 years, president and CEO, Dan Stein is retiring at the end of the year. In addition to performing the duties required by his current role, Stein will use his remaining … Read More

Second Harvest Closed During Record Frigid Stretch

UPDATE (1/30/19, 12:33 PM): The rideshare company Lyft is offerering free rides to warming shelters in multiple cities including Madison. For more information check out their blog post. Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin will be closed on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday January 31 due to inclement weather. With wind chills expected to be near -60° our fleet of trucks wil… Read More