Since 1996, NBC15 Share Your Holidays has allowed us to share community stories, tell you about our work and partnerships, and bring us all together. Check out the many ways that you can and your groups can get involved and get back together this holiday season!
Join us bright and early on NBC15 as empty food barrels get distributed to the community! Help us fill them up this holiday season! Then, stay tuned to see who is chosen for the 2022 Be Like Mike award recipients!
Thursday, October 27
National Guard Food Drive
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm ABS Global Inc 1525 River Rd DeForest, WI 53532
During this one day event, you can help by stopping by ABS in Deforest to donate non-perishable items!
Not sure what to bring?
Check out our most needed items list: EnglishSpanish
Host a Drive!
Fund and Food Drives
Due to the high demand for NBC15 Share Your Holidays barrels, we have committed our supply of campaign barrels for this year. But, don’t let that stop you from holding a fund & food drive to support the campaign!
If you really want to collect food for the campaign, get creative with a receptacle you can use from your home or office. Large boxes, children’s wagons, or put out a bunch of empty paper grocery bags in your lunchroom and challenge your staff to fill them with non-perishable food. Anything that can hold food will make a difference in our community! Bring your donated food back to 2802 Dairy Drive by 3:00 pm on December 7, 2022.
If collecting food isn’t as important to you, you can also support the campaign by doing a virtual food drive where you ask your friends and family to make an online donation to the campaign. The reality is that you can make a bigger impact by giving $20 to Second Harvest than by using that same $20 to buy food from a local grocer and donating it. Visit SecondHarvestMadison.org/SYHVirtual to sign up for your virtual food drive.
Looking for ways to engage your team or group virtually? Virtual food drives help us get more meals to our neighbors – $10 can provide up to 25 meals! You can register for a virtual food drive anytime before Grand Finale on Wednesday, December 14th. We recommend running your virtual food drive for 4-6 weeks to provide you time to coordinate and market your drive!
There are two ways that you can participate on social media this year!
Find a Barrel
Wednesday, October 26 – Tuesday, December 6
When you see a food donation barrel in the community, take a selfie/video, and include the location and #SYH. There are over 300 barrels in the community – how many can you find?
Check Out Hunger
November 1 – December 31
Ask the cashier to scan a card for a $5 donation or donate a food bag.
Feed the Need
November 1 – November 30 Use this coupon to receive 5% off your grocery purchases, and Metcalfe’s Market will donate 5% back to Second Harvest Foodbank. Win-Win! Learn more.
Check Out Hunger
November 1 – December 31
Ask the cashier to donate or use the self-checkout buttons available.
Metro Market & Pick’ N Save
November 6 – December 25
Shoppers can Round Up their grocery purchases to the nearest dollar or select to donate $1, $5, or $10 at the in-store registers, including self-checkout, or by adding a donation to online pickup orders.
November 14 – December 31
Ask your cashier how you can give to their Feed the Need campaign to benefit local food banks.
Tuesday, November 29
We are partnering again with Thrivent for Giving Tuesday!
Help us raise an extra $1,000 by adding a comment or photo on our Co-Tribute page from Thursday, November 17 – Giving Tuesday.
Tell your friends– the first $20,000 raised will be matched!
Coming to you LIVE from NBC15 Studios and with the help of volunteers, we will be accepting your phoned in donations! Thanks to our incredible Mike’s Miracle Minute donors, your donations will be matched!
Phones will open at 6:00 am and we won’t stop taking your calls until 10:30 pm!
All of the food that the community brought together during Fund and Food Drives will go to the Alliant Energy Center for quality checking and sorting. This is the largest volunteer and sorting event of the year for us!
Date coming soon!
Final Meal Reveal
More information coming soon!
Hunger is a reality for 1 in 13 people in southwestern Wisconsin.
Together, we can make a difference.
If you are interested in our Mike’s Miracle Minute sponsors, click here!
Thank you to our 2022 NBC15 Share Your Holidays Sponsors!
It`s no joke; we 💓 our volunteers! Thank you, volunteers, for your incredible dedication to our mission! Last year, volunteers gave 44,566 hours of time. That is equivalent to 21 full-time, year-round staff people!
Your Voice Matters. Vote Next Week. Tuesday, April 4th.
Be vote ready; see the "Voter Resources" links in our bio.
In order to accomplish our mission to end Hunger, Second Harvest must contribute to advancing equity and addressing the overlapping and interdependent systems of oppression that disproportionately impact BIPOC communities and other marginalized identities. Addressing these root causes depends on an inclusive democracy where the power to vote can be achieved by every community member.…
If you want to use your lived and/or professional experience to make a difference in our community, join our Board! But HURRY, the application deadline is the end of tomorrow, March 28. Click to learn more: http://ow.ly/iGbf50NsV2s…
#NationalNutritionMonth How do YOU build a nutritious plate? with Jordyn Crane, RDN, Health Programs Coordinator
Science says that choosing a variety of foods from all different food groups. All foods provide different nutrients to the body, so the more variety you eat, the more nutrients you`ll get!
Try including a variety of foods that bring you joy or try something completely new!
Here are some ways to get more variety on your plate: – Eat foods in various forms, including fresh, frozen, canned and dried. All can be equally delicious and nutritious! – Share a traditional recipe that reflects your cultural ancestry with others! – Mix and match ingredients. If you don’t have a particular ingredient on hand, no stress! Try substituting with something similar or even a bit strange – you never know what new viral recipe you may create! – Include as many colors as you can. Choose that unfamiliar fruit or veggie at the food pantry this week and give it a whirl! (And let us know how it goes!)…
Tuesday, April 4 is Election Day Get vote ready, visit the voter resources link in our bio to
– Make sure you’re registered to vote at your current address
– Register to vote
– Change or update your address
– Find your polling place
– See what’s on your ballot
– Request an absentee ballot — The same barriers that create the conditions for poverty and hunger have resulted in marginalization and systemic discrimination in the voting process. Second Harvest Foodbank is committed to advancing voting rights through voter education & outreach.…
Today is the Spring Equinox, and we are so excited for the local growing season! You can help us provide nutritious, local food to families in southwestern Wisconsin. Your gift invests in our local economy by supporting farmers in our area. Learn more; see the Farm to Foodbank video in our bio!
Are you an excellent driver with people skills? We would love your help in delivering food orders to our partners! Send us an email for more information on our many volunteer opportunities: email@example.com…
Changes to our mobile pantry schedule can happen; receive text updates when they do.
To receive a text message when there is a change, find your county below and text the corresponding keyword to 866-989-3123
Dane County text FOODDANE Jefferson and Dodge Counties text FOODEAST Columbia, Sauk, Juneau, and Adams Counties text FOODNORTH Rock County text FOODROCK Monroe, Vernon, Richland, and Crawford Counties text FOODWEST Grant, Iowa, LaFayette, and Green Counties text FOODSOUTH
Se pueden ocurrir los cambios; reciba un mensaje de texto cuando ocurren.
Para recibir un mensaje de texto cuando hay un cambio, encuentre su condado abajo y envíe la palabra clave al 866-989-3123.
Condado de Dane envíe COMIDADANE Condados de Jefferson y Dodge envíe COMIDAEAST Condado de Columbia, Sauk, Juneau, y Adams envíe COMIDANORTH Condado de Rock envíe COMIDAROCK Condado de Monroe, Vernon, Richly, y Crawford envíe COMIDAWEST Condado de Grant, Iowa, LaFayette, y Green envíe COMIDASOUTH…
There are changes to our mobile pantry schedule due to inclement weather. For the latest information, please visit https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/mobile-food-pantry-calendar/
To receive a text message when there is a change, find your county below and text the corresponding keyword to 866-989-3123 Dane County text FOODDANE Jefferson and Dodge Counties text FOODEAST Columbia, Sauk, Juneau, and Adams Counties text FOODNORTH Rock County text FOODROCK Monroe, Vernon, Richland, and Crawford Counties text FOODWEST Grant, Iowa, LaFayette, and Green Counties text FOODSOUTH — Debido al tiempo severo, hay cambios al horario de las despensas móviles de alimentos. Para la información mas reciente, por favor visite: https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/mobile-food-pantry-calendar/
Para recibir un mensaje de texto cuando hay un cambio, encuentre su condado aquí abajo y envíe la palabra clave correspondiente a 866-989-3123 Condado Dane – palabra clave COMIDADANE Condado Rock – palabra clave COMIDAROCK Condados Jefferson y Dodge – palabra clave COMIDAEAST Condados Columbia, Sauk, Juneau y Adams – palabra clave COMIDANORTH Condados Monroe, Vernon, Richland y Crawford – palabra clave COMIDAWEST Condados Grant, Iowa, LaFayette y Green – palabra clave COMIDASOUTH…
On our journey to ensuring equitable food distribution and inclusive community culture, we work to make strides and successes through partnership, listening, learning, and engaging. As an organization that advances to meet one of the most basic human needs, we recognize that hunger is complex and intersectional. There are many root causes that create inequitable and unequal circumstances for our neighbors experiencing hunger. Gender biases and discrimination create disadvantages that can lead to lower wages for women. *In 2021, women earned about $.82 for every dollar men earned; Latinx women earned about $.58; Black women earned about $.63 for every dollar White men earned. Forbes reported *in 2021 that Cisgender people were paid 32% more than Transgender individuals.
As one of Wisconsin`s largest hunger-relief networks, we endeavor to set our sights on intentional partnerships to address the root causes of hunger, support our neighbors, and work to strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion in our community.
Nutrition is about more than how foods nourish our bodies – we also believe nutrition is how we sustainably nourish the environment and our communities. So, what does it mean to eat with the environment in mind?
Check out ideas from Jordyn Crane, RDN, Health Programs Coordinator, here at Second Harvest! "Blog" link in bio, then look for our National Nutrition Month post, or visit: https://www.secondharvestmadison.org/nutrition-month-2023/
Request your absentee ballot by March 23*! https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Request-An-Absentee-Ballot
Spring General Election is Tuesday, April 4th
Why is Second Harvest participating in voter engagement? Ending hunger depends on an inclusive democracy where every eligible community member can achieve the power to vote Second Harvest Foodbank is committed to advancing voting rights through voter education & outreach.
#Getoutthevote #beavoter #wisupremecourt
*March 23 is the recommended deadline by USPS to ensure your ballot arrives on time.…
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