Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is a hunger-relief charity organization whose goal is to make sure everyone in southwestern Wisconsin has enough of the right kinds of food to live a happy and healthy life. We do that three ways:
- Food distribution - we distribute millions of pounds of food each year through our network of partner agencies and programs.
- Promotion of government programs - we help people in our community understand and apply for government programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is called FoodShare in Wisconsin and used to be called the food stamp program. Through our FoodShare Outreach we help thousands of people receive FoodShare benefits each year; providing millions of meals!
- Promote hunger awareness - we believe that building awareness of the thousands of people in southwestern Wisconsin who don't always know where their next meal will come from is the first step to ending hunger.