New Mobile Application Connects Those Facing Hunger With Local Resources

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Mobile App Screenshot - Map[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 southwestern Wisconsin counties. While in the application, users can choose to find the mobile pantry location nearest to them through either a map, calendar, or list view.

“This application will help us break down one of the barriers that exists between those that need food assistance, and resources like our mobile food pantries,” said Michelle Orge, president & CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. “Knowing where to go for assistance can be one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. This new application will give the dates, times, location, and any other information people need to know right at their finger tips.”

The Mobile Pantry Program provides another source of food to families and individuals facing hunger. Working with a community partner, fresh and non-perishable groceries from Second Harvest Foodbank’s warehouse are trucked to a neighborhood site at a prescheduled time for immediate distribution to residents. It also gives Second Harvest Foodbank a valuable channel to increase food distribution so nutritious, non-perishable foods as well as perishable foods, such as milk, juice, bread and fresh produce, do not go to waste.

The application was designed and developed in a joint effort with Madison-based, Noble Applications.

“We are honored to partner with Second Harvest because they fill a vital role in our community,” said Steve O’Brien, CEO of Noble Applications. “We see the app as a necessary communication tool for those in need of food assistance to complement all of the important resources provided by Second Harvest everyday.”  

The application is available for both Android and Apple operating systems. Those interested in downloading the application can enter “Second Harvest” in their application search bar and click on the orange thumbnail next to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin in the search results.

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About Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin began working with local hunger-relief agencies in 1986. It helps end hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through food distribution to its partner agencies, promotion of outside food assistance programs like FoodShare, and raising awareness of hunger. As southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger-relief charity it meets nearly one million requests for help each year. From July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 14.2 million meals.  It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information, visit SecondHarvestMadison.org.

About Noble Applications

Noble Applications is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and provides custom software design and development services for native mobile, web, and other software applications. With an ongoing commitment to the community, they have helped many nonprofits succeed with their unique application and technology needs.Their expertise combined with your innovative spirit results in beautifully designed, flawlessly executed applications. For more information, visit www.nobleapplications.com.

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