Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin: Receives grant for Beloit mobile pantry program

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

MADISON, Wis., March 25, 2014 – Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today it has received a $2,000 grant from the Stateline Community Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program to fund 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. Last fiscal year (July 2012 – June 2013), these mobile pantries served 36,142 individuals more than 670,000 pounds of food.

Overall, Second Harvest Foodbank’s Mobile Pantry Program operates 29 sites each month.

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.