Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today that Ellen Carlson, Executive Director of Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM), and Les McPhearson, President of Dean Health Plan (DHP) have joined the Board of Directors for the organization. “We are excited and honored that these two amazing people have agreed to add their wisdom, insights, and passion for ending hunger to… Read More

Otto Bremer Trust Provides Grant To Second Harvest

Otto Bremer Trust makes 210 grants totaling $12.1 million More than $2.1 million awarded to organizations in Wisconsin, including Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin SAINT PAUL, June 30, 2021 — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $12,125,516 in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle. As communities continue to feel the impact of the pandemic and econ… Read More

Walmart and Sam’s Club Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign Helps Feeding America Network of Local Food Banks Provide Meals to Communities in Need.

Approximately 42 million people—one in eight individuals in America—could experience food insecurity in 2021 due to the ongoing economic fallout from COVID-19. Across the country, people have to choose between paying for groceries or bills. Many facing hunger are experiencing these tough choices for the very first time in their lives. That is why Walmart and Sam’s Club a… Read More

Dane County to Extend Program to Aid in Pandemic Recovery, Meet Basic Needs

Innovative Partnership Links Local Growers with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin for Another Year An innovative Dane County program that's stocked the coolers and shelves at local food pantries with locally grown produce and goods will be extended another year, County Executive Joe Parisi announced today. The county has agreed to a 12-month, $10 million contract extensio… Read More

Gratitude Month

Thank You from Second Harvest Foodbank (Video 1 of 6)   Thank You, Donors (Video 2 of 6) Thank You, Food Donation Partners (Video 3 of 6) Thank You, Partner Agencies (Video 4 of 6) Thank You, Volunteers (Video 5 of 6) Our neighbors thank you. We thank you. (Video 6 of 6)   “Thank you,” is a two-word phrase that is one of the most p… Read More

Wisconsin Tax Check Off

This tax season, Wisconsin residents can turn tax time into dinner time for Wisconsin children, families, seniors, and individuals facing hunger. Donate $1 or more to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin by entering the amount on line 21f (long form) on the state income tax form as shown below. For more information on the form, visit the Wisconsin Department of Reve… Read More

Subaru Loves to Help

Subaru of America has donated 50 million meals through Feeding America and its associated nationwide network of 200 food banks. Subaru's contribution will help our neighbors facing food insecurity across the country are fed and cared for during these difficult times. As a member of Feeding America, we will also benefit from this generous gift. Thank you, Subaru! We ar… Read More

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 be… 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