25th Share Your Holiday Meal Reveal

NBC15 Share Your Holidays Campaign Breaks Record with 6.3 Million Meals  On Wednesday, NBC15 News (WMTV - DMA 81), announced that the 25th NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign raised 6.3 million meals, topping the 5 million meal campaign goal. The campaign benefits Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, which helps families and individuals facing food insecurity in 16 south… Read More

Hy-Vee Donates to Second Harvest

Hy-Vee has loaded up 20 trucks and is donating one million pounds of food to more than a dozen Feeding America-affiliated food banks across the Midwest, including Second Harvest. We received over 26,000 pounds of food yesterday from thanks to Hy-Vee! 26,000 pounds of food that goes directly to those facing food insecurity.  The donations to the food banks are part of Hy-Vee… Read More

Check Out Hunger

Now through the end of December you can help Second Harvest raise 5 million meals during our NBC15 Madison Share Your Holidays campaign by donating at the checkout of your local grocery store. $10 provides up to 25 meals! Help us Check Out Hunger!! Thank you NBC15 Madison for 25 years of Share Your Holidays. #SYH25 Participating grocery stores include:Pick 'n Save&nb… Read More

Day in the Life Video

One of the ways we can be there for you is through our mobile pantries. We send trucks into areas that need a little more help than other traditional pantries, meal sites and shelters are able to provide. Working with a community partner, tables are setup to distribute thousands of pounds of food in a few hours. Usually households go home with 50-75 pounds of fresh produce, dairy, canned g… Read More

Deer Donation Program

The deer donation program helps those in need by providing an opportunity for hunters to donate their deer. The venison from donated deer is processed and distributed to food pantries across the state. Since the program began in 2000, hunters have donated over 90,000 deer which were processed into over 3.7 million pounds of ground venison. Wisconsin has a… Read More

New Mobile Application Connects Those Facing Hunger With Local Resources

[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 so… Read More

Second Harvest Adds Food For Thought Program

FOOD FOR THOUGHT INITIATIVE FINDS A HOME WITH SECOND HARVEST FOODBANK TO SERVE MORE FAMILIES FACING HUNGER IN MADISON SCHOOL DISTRICT [MADISON, JUNE 29, 2020] — Today Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and the Madison-based Food For Thought Initiative (Food4TI) announced that they will be combining efforts to better serve area families. Effective July 1, the Food For Th… Read More

Food Insecurity and the COVID-19 Pandemic

More than any other word used to describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is the word unprecedented. Unprecedented numbers of people being impacted either physically, or economically. Unprecedented levels of unemployment outside of the Great Depression. And unprecedented numbers of people who are turning to the emergency food network – including Second Harvest and its network of … Read More

A Typical Day

Recently we asked our partner agencies to share stories about the people they serve. Here's one touching story we received: A Typical Day? We had been scurrying around all morning. Boxes of food stood ready for the clients who needed assistance. We checked the produce left in the coolers to determine how much life was left in them. All of it looked good. Some of the cabbage leaves look… Read More

Power of Partnerships

The Coronavirus pandemic has proven the power of partnerships to meet the unprecedented need caused by this national crisis. Check out a few quotes from partner agencies, and "some inspirational news" from the front lines to help understand the impact the entire network of emergency food providers is having on our community: "Our systems, finances and people have been challenged in ways… Read More