CONTACT: Kris Tazelaar, Communications Manager, Second Harvest Foodbank;
[email protected]; 608-216-7206
MADISON, Wis., March 12, 2014 – Make a donation to help end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin during the Hunger’s Hope Radiothon for Second Harvest Foodbank on Thursday, March 13. For every $1 donated, Second Harvest Foodbank can provide 3 meals. The first 60,000 meals ($20,000) raised will be doubled by Genesis Painting and a generous individual donor to help us reach our 120,000 meal goal. To make a donation during the Radiothon, donors can call 866-443-9459 from 6 am – 7 pm on Thursday, March 13.
This is the inaugural Hunger’s Hope Radiothon. When asked why Second Harvest started the campaign, president and CEO, Dan Stein said, “Hunger has no time of year. For those who struggle to put food on their table, it is a year-round worry. We are constantly looking for new ways to meet the increased demand, and we feel strongly that this event will allow us to help more people.”
About Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger-relief organization, is a non-profit organization that is 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, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Second Harvest Foodbank, together with its more than 225 partner agencies and programs, provided 12.6 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.