Second Harvest: Truckloads of food donated to help end hunger
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CONTACT: Kris Tazelaar, Communications Manager, Second Harvest Foodbank, 608-216-7206, KrisT@shfbmadison.org
MADISON, Wis., May 11, 2012 – In honor of their 125th anniversary, Manitowoc, Wisconsin based Lakeside Foods recently donated seven truckloads of canned vegetables to Feeding America member food banks, including one truckload to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.
According to Lakeside, giving back to the community is a key part of their business philosophy. They donate to charities and public service organizations in every location in which they have a presence.
“Partnerships with food industry leaders like Lakeside Foods are a major component in our ability to bring healthy, nutritious food to thousands of people in southwestern Wisconsin who struggle with hunger,” said Dan Stein, President/CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate such a wonderful occasion than helping end hunger in the communities they serve.”
The donation consists of cans of French green beans, potatoes, corn, carrots, beets, wax beans, peas, mixed vegetables and Italian green beans.
About Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger in southwestern Wisconsin through community partnerships, serving nearly 141,000 people who struggle to put food on the table, including 43 percent who are children. Through food and financial donations and volunteer support, Second Harvest Foodbank acquires and distributes food to 300 partner agencies, including food pantries, shelters and meal sites, in 16 counties. From July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011, Second Harvest Foodbank distributed 8.6 million pounds of food. It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information, visit www.SecondHarvestMadison.org.
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