Partner Inquiry Form

Agency Partnership:

Interest & Pre-Qualifier Form


Thank you for your interest in partnering with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (SHFB). Our partner agencies are essential to the work in achieving our vision that everyone in our community has enough nutritious food to thrive. SHFB works with partners to provide support for the 1 in 10 folks who are facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin – more than 100 million meals since 1986. We currently work with over 200 agency partners across our 16-county service area.

What is a food bank and why partner with Second Harvest?

Second Harvest exists to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. As a food bank, we work to support our agency partners in the community by distributing food to food pantries, meal sites, partners that provide temporary or transitional housing, in-school and after-school programs, and other programs that are addressing food insecurity and its root causes. As a food bank, we are a food sourcing clearinghouse, a sorting center, a repackaging site, and a distribution hub leveraging our resources and infrastructure to connect donated and purchased food to our partners. Any food that we receive at no cost is shared with our partners at no cost. We also source in-demand food items at wholesale prices and share that savings with partners – or at lower costs (sometimes at no cost).  

  • We work together with hundreds of local organizations that are working to end hunger across our 16 counties to remove barriers and provide access to resources in the community. 
  • We are dedicated to providing healthy and nutritious food to partner agencies and programs.
  • We are a member of Feeding America , a nationwide network of member food banks and the nation’s largest domestic organization working to end hunger.

Important considerations:

Second Harvest will utilize your completed form to determine whether your organization may be eligible for partnership. We cannot guarantee partnership based on this information only, nor does meeting qualifications guarantee partnership. Second Harvest Foodbank reserves the right to limit the number of partner agencies within a geographic or programmatic area.

Second Harvest prioritizes programs that are filling unmet gaps in addressing food insecurity throughout our service area. Please note that it is also important to consider locations of other food programs in your area. We encourage partnerships with agencies that are already distributing food in your community. It may be more effective for you to provide volunteer or financial support to help them expand their hours or the number of people they support rather than starting a new program.

For additional questions, contact Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin Partnerships and Programs at 608-216-7247 or pilare@shfbmadison.org.