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Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Food Programs

Mission: Our mission is to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin through community partnerships.

Geographic areas served: 16 counties in southwestern Wisconsin

Programs: BackPack Program Backpacks filled with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods provide nourishment on long weekends and other out-of-school times for more than 800 children at risk of hunger every year. Food Rescue Program More than two million pounds of high quality, nutritious fresh produce, dairy, meat, bakery, frozen products and shelf stable items are recovered annually from retail grocery businesses throughout our service area. FoodShare Outreach Program Families, who need to boost their food budget, are screened through Second Harvest’s FoodShare Helpline and offered free application assistance for FoodShare Wisconsin (food stamp) benefits. Every $5 of FoodShare benefits spent generates $9.20 in economic activity. Kids Cafe Program More than 1,700 youth receive free, wholesome meals and snacks and participate in nutrition education and academic and recreational activities each year. Mobile Pantry Program Fresh and non-perishable groceries are trucked to a neighborhood site at a prescheduled time every month for immediate distribution to families and individuals facing hunger, accounting for more than 30 percent of the Foodbank’s total annual distribution.

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Rating: 3

As a director of a Volunteer program, it is not easy to place people who need to complete court ordered community service hours. Many places do not want to take a chance on them. Another way to look at it might be to be thankful there was a place to complete those community service hours. It sounded like his Volunteer work was appreciated by Second Harvest Foodbank. Many nonprofits don't have funds to hire staff, that is why they depend on the generosity of precious Volunteers.


Rating: 2

I spent over 80 hours volunteering here, as a convicted felon. I applied for a job there for which I was more than qualified for, and wasn't offered even an interview. I find it to be complete crap that they are more than willing to allow a bunch of convicted felons to work there for FREE, but won't even consider HIRING one. Very unhappy...

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tamil 07/09/2012

We consider every application for all open positions and there are rarely open positions. We are not hiring on an ongoing basis. We apologize that you did not qualify for the recent open positions and thank you for your volunteer service.