Clients served at a mobile pantry stop.MOBILE PANTRY PROGRAM

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin rolled out the Mobile Pantry Program in August 2003 to supplement the work of partner food pantries, shelters and meal sites operating in fixed locations. 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.

The Mobile Pantry Program provides another source of food to families and individuals facing hunger. 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.

Second Harvest Foodbank’s Mobile Pantry Program accounts for one-fourth of all food the food we distribute in a year. From July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017, the program distributed 3.8 million pounds of food.

Currently, Second Harvest Foodbank operates 27 mobile pantries in 14 southwestern Wisconsin counties. Attendance for each mobile ranges from 60 to more than 500 families per month, with each household receiving about 60 pounds of food. Click here for the calendar of dates, times and addresses for our Mobile Pantry Program stops.

Check out this video to give you a better understanding of our Mobile Pantry Program:

Second Harvest Foodbank thanks our fiscal year 2020 Mobile Pantry donors…

Alliant Energy, American Transmission Co., Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a BadgerCare HMO, Bayer FundBemis Company Foundation, Compeer FinancialCUNA Mutual Group FoundationEcolab FoundationFirst National Bank and Trust, Frank G. Andres Charitable Trust, GraingerJohn Deere Foundation, Hormel FoodsKerry, KrogerRural Mutual Insurance, and United Healthcare.

If you would like to provide outreach at a Mobile Pantry distribution, please submit this request form.

If you would like to sponsor the Mobile Pantry Program, contact Lisa Gundlach at 608-216-7212.