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Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin


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Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

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Adopt-A-Dairy-CowThank you!  Together, we raised more than $25,000 during June Dairy Month!


Milk is a protein-rich product that is rarely donated to Second Harvest. For every six households we can provide milk to, there is a seventh we can't.  You don't have to wait until next summer to "adopt" a cow!  You can help us to provide milk all year round by making a donation today.

You can help by getting involved by making a donation to "adopt" a cow's milk production for one day for only $36!  If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities during June Dairy Month, please email Lisa Gundlach, or call 608.216.7212.

Beyond feeling good about helping those facing hunger this summer, each adopter will receive an adoption certificate that features the "sassy" bovine beauty of their choice.

What are you waiting for?  Adopt-A-Dairy-Cow now!

We are proud to announce that the Adopt A Dairy Cow program was awarded the 2017 Innovator of the Year Award through Feeding America!


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Interested in helping us to spread the word?  Download our Marketing Toolkit today!


Thank you to the following supporters of our Adopt-A-Dairy-Cow program:

NBC15 Logo Sassy Cow Logo Farm Bureau Logo Emmi Roth


Clack Corporation     Compeer Financial

All-City Swim Meet

June 7-July 29

Since 2008, the All-City Swim League has raised more than 1.75 MILLION meals for our community members that struggle with hunger!  We thank you for your generosity and your continued support!  What an amazing year!  Congratulations to Monona for hosting such a MAGICAL event and to Maple Bluff for bringing home the Food & Fund Drive trophy in 2018!

We are once again honored to partner with the All-City Swim & Dive League for our largest Food & Fund Drive of the summer!  



Pool Food Pantry/Kids Cafe 2018Total Meals per swimmer
 Goodman Waves  Kennedy Heights Food Pantry


 Hawks Landing  St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry   91.81
 High Point  Lussier Family Education Center Kis Cafe   108.59
 Hill Farm  Salvation Army of Dane County   44.56
 Maple Bluff Muskies  The River Food Pantry   249.13
Middleton  Middleton Outreach Ministry   51.45
 Monona  Boys & Girls Club Kids Cafe - Allied Drive   20.67
 Nakoma  Vera Court Neighborhood Center Kids Cafe   121.10
 Parkcrest  Goodman Community Center Kids Cafe    57.88
 Ridgewood  Bethel Lutheran Food Pantry   21.17
 Seminole  Badger Prairie Needs Network   148.16
 Shorewood Hills  Goodman Community Center Food Pantry   6.19
 West Side  Boys & Girls Club Kids Cafe - Taft Street   96.92













Contact Laura, Second Harvest Foodbank, at 608-216-7248.

Drive Out Hunger

September 11, 2018



Drive Out Hunger Logo

The 12th Annual Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic will be held on September 11, 2018 at Trappers Turn Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. 

Since its inception, the Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic has raised more than $3.1 million and provided more than 11.9 million meals.  By participating in Drive Out Hunger, you'll be helping those at risk of hunger through Feeding America member food banks in the Alliant Energy service area.

If you'd like to get involved as a sponsor, you can register online now or download the registration form and return it via email, mail or fax.

For general questions about Drive Out Hunger, please contact Leah Rodenberg,  Alliant Energy Foundation, at 319-786-4852. If you have questions about registration, please contact Laura Gaffney, Second Harvest Foodbank, at 608-216-7212.




 Register today


2018 Drive Out Hunger Details & Forms: 

The Need          The Facts          The Location 

Offline Registration Form        Sponsorship Details


Benefiting Food Banks:

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Food Bank for the Heartland, Food Bank of Iowa, HACAP Food Reservoir, Northeast Iowa Food Bank , River Bend Foodbank, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Great American Milk Drive


Great American Milk DriveThe Great American Milk Drive makes it easy to help Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin get nutrient-rich milk to the community members who are struggling with hunger.

To get involved, donate online $5 or greater. Enter your southwestern Wisconsin zip code to ensure the milk is distributed through Second Harvest Foodbank.

The Great American Milk Drive is made possible by Feeding America and the nation’s dairy farmers and milk companies. Learn more about The Great American Milk Drive.

Hunger Action Month

September 1-30

September is Hunger Action Month and Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin needs your support to help us continue to meet nearly one million requests for service annually. Learn local hunger statistics and check out the many ways to give funds, food, time and voice:

Hunger Action Month

Going Orange on September 13th

Go Orange Day is Thursday, September 13 and Second Harvest Foodbank and NBC15 invite you to join thousands of people across the country and Go Orange to fight hunger!  Lands’ End, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Thrivent Financial, UW Health & Quartz, Door Creek Dental, Starion Bank and TASC will provide 28 meals per photo to those we serve.  Our goal is to have 3,000 photos posted!  Learn more now!

  • Octopi Brewing - The Giving Brewery presents Go Orange for Hunger
    Thursday, September 13th
    1131 Uniek Dr, Waunakee
    Join us at Octopi Brewing for the launch of The Giving Brewery beer, brewed especially to support the mission of Second Harvest.  100% of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to Second Harvest!  We'll have a raffle, live music by the Shady Grapes, and a complimentary glass of the newest Second Harvest beer (available for a limited time)!  Suggested donation of $10 at the door.
  • Shop at Lands' End in Madison (Junction Road) on September 13th - make a cash donation or bring in a non-perishable food item and receive 30% off of an item.


Thanks to our 2018 Go Orange Presenting Sponsor:

Lands' End  

You can GO ORANGE for the entire month of September to show your support for Hunger Action Month and our mission to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.  See below to learn how!

  • Food Fight Against Hunger:  Dine at any of the 19 area Food Fight locations, make a donation or order off the special Harvest Menu at each restaurant.  An item off of the Harvest Menu will trigger a $1 donation from Food Fight!  Restaurants will collect donations for Second Harvest for the entire month of September.
  • "30 Ways in 30 Days" calendar. Download the printable calendar (link coming soon) for daily ways to make a difference giving funds, food, time and voice.
  • Give funds. Nobody stretches a dollar like Second Harvest Foodbank. Your $10 gift at the Foodbank provides many more meals than your $10 gift at the store. Donate today.
  • Give food and funds. Organize a community food & fund drive or event with your business, civic, faith-based or youth group to collect financial and non- perishable food donations. Every $1 donated provides 3 meals and each 1.2 pounds of food provides 1 meal. Start your Food & Fund Drive or Event now.
  • Give time. Volunteers are critical to Second Harvest's operations. Individuals and groups are needed for fun projects with flexible hours. Learn more about volunteering.
  • Give voice. Visit Second Harvest's Facebook page to raise your voice against hunger now and make sure to use #Orange4SHFB and #HungerAction in all your posts.

Ongoing Events at Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

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AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Second Harvest when you shop.When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop.

The Nitty Gritty Monday Lunches

Mondays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10% of lunch sales at the Nitty Gritty in Madison on Monday's are donated to Second Harvest.

The Nitty Gritty will donate 10% of lunch sales on Mondays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Heartland Credit Union Go Local

Heartland Credit Union members can donate dividends to Second Harvest.Heartland Credit Union members can donate their Go Local checking account dividends to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Learn more about here.

Madison Libraries Food Collection

Food donations at Madison Public Library locations.The following library branches accept non-perishable food donations year round to support Second Harvest Foodbank:
Alicia Ashman Branch, 733 N. High Point Rd., Madison
Pinney Branch, 204 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison
Lakeview Branch, 2845 N. Sherman Ave., Madison
Sequoya Branch, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison

Great American Milk Drive

Over 12 million American families served by Second Harvest Foodbank and the Feeding America food bank network get less than a gallon of milk per person every year on average. Join The Great American Milk Drive to help give southwestern Wisconsin families nutrient-rich milk. Learn more.

Great American Milk Drive

Midas of Madison

Free oil change ($33.99 value) with your online donation of at least $20 to Second Harvest.Receive a free oil change (valued at $33.99) with your online donation of $20 or more to Second Harvest; then print and bring in your email receipt to redeem the incentive.

You can also donate a bag of non-perishable groceries at a Midas of Madison location to receive a free oil change (valued at $33.99).

Artisan Dental

New Patient OfferArtisan Dental logo

“Enhancing Your Oral and Community Health” offer.  As a new Artisan Dental patient you will receive $50.00 off any preventive, restorative or cosmetic dental service and Artisan Dental will donate $50.00 to Second Harvest Foodbank by simply mentioning this office. Schedule an appointment today at 608.467.8022.

Recycling Program

Recycle your used oral care products to earn cash for Second Harvest.  Bring your used tooth brushes, tooth paste tubes, floss and mouth wash containers to Artisan Dental and they will recycle them through their partnership with Terracycle.  Artisan Dental collaborates with the City of Madison to offer the first oral care products recycling program in Dane County.  The program is designed to help keep used oral products out of landfills since these products are not curbside recyclable.  Simply drop off your oral care products during office hours.

Jack Safro Toyota & Ford

Vehicle purchase means donation to Second Harvest.Purchase a vehicle at Jack Safro Toyota or Ford and elect to have Jack Safro donate $25 (75 meals) to Second Harvest Foodbank.

Move for Hunger

Donate non-perishable food when you moveDon't throw out unopened, non-perishable food when you move! Move For Hunger teams up with relocation companies that will help you box unwanted non-perishable food on your moving day and deliver the donations to Second Harvest Foodbank.

Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck

Food on the Move: Planning a move with Two Men and a Truck and have food you don't want to move? Unopened, non-perishable food and non-food grocery items can be given to your Two Men and a Truck crew on moving day for delivery to Second Harvest Foodbank.

PB4U Rewards Program

PB4U Rewards Program logoHelp support Second Harvest Foodbank by using the PB4U Rewards program and save money on your day to day purchases. Second Harvest will receive donations of 1-10% of cashback earned and 1% of total spend with Amazon purchase made through PB4U Rewards program. 

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “create account”.
  3. Complete all information and enter activation code “M6415-PB4U” for your free Gold membership.
  4. Select "Second Harvest Foodbank" as the charity of choice.

Feed My People Food Bank

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Banbury Pop-Up Pantry

11/21/2018 04:00 PM

Those in need of extra food are invited to pick up some fresh produce, assorted grocery items and non food items.  Please bring your own bag or box to carry your food.  

Location: Banbury - Building #2 | 800 Wisconsin St | Eau Claire (Corner of Wisconsin & Putnam St) Look for the Feed My People truck and signs to help find the exact location.

Scorch's Marathon for Meals

11/23/2018 06:00 AM

Scorch's Marathon For Meals starts Black Friday, November 23rd at 6 am at Northern Tap House in Eau Claire. Scorch will be living in a camper from North Point RV in the parking lot accepting donations and non perishable food items for Feed My People Food Bank. Stop by and donate anytime from November 23rd through November 28th. Bring a grocery bag full of food items, and get a certificate for a free draft pour of Brewing Projekt beer at Northern Tap House or a free order of cheese curds. 

For more information, visit their Facebook event page

Fairchild Pop-Up Pantry

12/06/2018 01:00 PM

Families and individuals in need of extra food are invited to pick up some fresh produce, assorted groceries and non food items. This pantry will be held on the first Thursday of each month. Look for Feed My People Truck and signs located in the front of the church.

Location: New Community Center, Downtown Fairchild, WI

Outside on the sidewalk or in the building depending on the weather. 

Open Volunteer Night

12/13/2018 04:00 PM

Come volunteer and learn more about your area food bank! Volunteers can expect to help repack bulk food items such as pasta or cereal or help label cans. Activities are kid-friendly and children as young as 8 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. This evening is set up for small family groups or individuals.

There are two shifts -one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 5:30 to 7 p.m.- to choose from. For more information or to sign up, contact us at or 715-835-9415 ext. 101. 

Happy Holidays! FMP will be closed

12/24/2018 12:00 PM

In observance of Christmas, FMP will be closed on December 24 and 25.

Happy New Year! FMP will be closed

01/01/2019 12:00 PM

In observance of New Year's, FMP will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st. 

2019 CVA Sing Concert

03/03/2019 09:23 AM

Proceeds from this event benefit FMP. There will be two performances at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. The choir is directed by Gary Rambo and accompanied by Karol Hommen. 

Empty Bowls

03/07/2019 11:00 AM

Empty Bowls brings community members together for food and fellowship. Students and local artists donate hundreds of hand-crafted bowls in support of the event. Proceeds from Empty Bowls help Feed My People provide food to thousands of hungry families throughout west central Wisconsin.

Ticket information available beginning February 2019. 

FMP Open House

04/04/2019 04:30 PM

You're invited to the food bank! Our board of directors would like to share with you how your support has helped our neighbors struggling with hunger.  All community members are welcome to attend and learn more.

Spring Agency Gathering

04/23/2019 09:00 AM

Feed My People's semi-annual Agency Meeting is a chance for representatives from hunger-relief partners in west central Wisconsin to receive and share information on current trends and best practices in running effective hunger relief programs.