As you will hear, our goal with this podcast series is to help you better understand those who struggle with hunger, and those who are trying to end hunger in our community. A new podcast will be published each week from April 22 through May 20. We encourage you to come back each week to hear the latest in the series. Don't forget to tell us what you think in the comment area below; and if you like the podcast, please share it with others who may be interested.
The series is part of Walmart's Fight hunger Spark Change campaign. The campaign is designed to bring Walmart, its vendors, and its clients together with the Feeding America network of local food banks (like Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin) to help end hunger in our community. In addition to listening and sharing our podcast, you can also support the campaign by:
- Purchasing specially marked products at your local Walmart and Sam's Club store.
- Donate at the register of your local Walmart and Sam's Club store.
All proceeds from these activities within the 16 counties served by Second Harvest will stay right here helping those facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.
The fourth and final podcast is a ride along interview with Keith, a driver for Second Harvest for the last four years. Listen as he describes a day in the life of our drivers, what scares him about being on the road, and how he feels knowing he's delivering food to help those facing hunger in our community.
The third podcast in our Fight Hunger. Spark Change series lets you listen in on a visit with Janet, a senior who recently visited our mobile food pantry in Portage, Wisconsin for the first time. Janet talks about her journey, including devastating lows, and unique highs. She also talks about the difficulty of going to a food pantry the first time, and having to get over her own sense of failure in order to ask for help.
The second podcast in our Fight Hunger. Spark Change series features a question and answer session with David Lee, Executive Director of Feeding Wisconsin. David discusses some of the myths that are out there about those facing hunger, the scope of hunger in Wisconsin, misconceptions of the S.N.A.P. program (Foodshare in Wisconsin), and creating impact at a state level.
The first podcast in the series features an interview with Autumn Giddings, she is the Co-Coordinator of the Vine Street Marketplace, a food pantry located in the Wisconsin Dells High School. Hear how growing up in a household that didn't have a lot, and in a supportive community that knew the value of taking care of eachother, has helped determine the guiding principles behind the Vine Street Marketplace.