Second Harvest Foodbank: Receives grant for Beloit Mobile Pantry Program

CONTACT: Kris Tazelaar, Communications Manager, Second Harvest Foodbank, 608-216-7206, [email protected]

MADISON, Wis., June 25, 2013 – Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today it has received a $4,100 grant from the Stateline Community Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program to fund one month of the Mobile Pantry Program distributions in Beloit.

“Second Harvest Foodbank is grateful for the Stateline Community Foundation’s support of the Mobile Pantry Program in Beloit,” says Dan Stein, President/CEO for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. “Mobile Pantries are a vital source of a variety of types of food including fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy to individuals and families in Beloit who struggle to afford the basics of a healthy diet.”

Second Harvest Foodbank operates two Mobile Pantries in Beloit, in partnership with the Masonic Center. Each month, these mobile pantries serve an average of 959 families 54,000 pounds of food, double the number of families served last year.

Overall, Second Harvest Foodbank’s Mobile Pantry Program operates 29 sites each month. The program is on track to distribute 1 million more pounds of food than anticipated this year (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013).

About Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization committed to ending hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through community partnerships. By focusing on a multipronged approach that includes food distribution, increasing participation in public and private food programs, and mobilizing the public, it serves nearly 141,000 people who struggle with hunger each year; 43% of whom are children. From July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 Second Harvest Foodbank, together with its more than 225 partner agencies and programs, provided nearly 11.5 million meals to those facing hunger. It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information, visit SecondHarvestMadison.org.