We at Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin are devastated by last weekend’s racially motivated killing of 10 people and injury of three additional people in Buffalo, NY, and are taking action to support the Buffalo community.
Second Harvest has made an organizational commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), recognizing the overlapping and interdependent systems of oppression that lead to food insecurity. Our mission is to end hunger in Southwestern Wisconsin, but we believe that in order to accomplish our mission we must actively call out racism, white supremacy, and other forms of oppression in any community. We also recognize the importance of supporting communities and partners in service of this belief. In light of the impact on food access in the East Side district of Kingsley, Second Harvest will be supporting FeedMore Western New York with its food acquisition and distribution work in Buffalo. We encourage you to pause and honor the lives lost in Buffalo and support that community through gifts to the FeedMore Western New York emergency response fund.
Thank you to our community for your ongoing support of Second Harvest and partnership in our work.