Stories

Allison (Madison, WI)

Alison spent ten years as a volunteer for her local Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin food pantry. She loved to help others, but never expected that she would one day need help, too. This is her story.

Paper Plate Project

Paper plates offer an easy, anonymous way for food banks to collect client stories. In this gallery, we present some client paper plate stories on what hunger feels like, why food banks and food pantries are important, clients' favorite fruits and vegetables, and what they would do to end hunger.

Tell your story

We all use stories to communicate with each other and they are one of the most effective ways to understand the real life situations of hunger that our friends and neighbors face. By hearing stories, we can understand the impact of the food pantry network and nutrition programs, such as FoodShare/SNAP. Stories help our Members of Congress and donors understand the importance of food pantries and FoodShare to help people in our state put food on the table and why they should continue to support them.

Click here to SHARE YOUR FOODSHARE STORY

Click here to SHARE YOUR FOOD PANTRY STORY