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., March 19, 2015 – Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced today it has received a $3,000 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 critical to our efforts at providing a supplemental source of nutritious food for many in our community who struggle with hunger.”

Second Harvest Foodbank operates two Mobile Pantries in Beloit, in partnership with the Masonic Center. Last fiscal year (July 2013 – June 2014), these mobile pantries served 39,835 individuals more than 646,000 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 began working with local hunger-relief agencies in 1986. It helps end hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through food distribution to its partner agencies, promotion of outside food assistance programs like FoodShare, and raising awareness of hunger. As southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger-relief charity it meets nearly one million requests for assistance each year. From July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 12.3 million meals. It is one of 200 members of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. For more information, visit SecondHarvestMadison.org .