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Madison Public Library hosts food collection barrels for Second Harvest Foodbank

The first food collection barrel from Second Harvest Foodbank to be placed in a Madison Public Library was at the Goodman South Madison Library in 2001. For 20 years, we have supported Second Harvest's fight to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin through passive food donations at our libraries.

Second Harvest Foodbank is the largest hunger relief charity in southwestern Wisconsin and they focus on awareness, distribution and connecting people with resources for additional help. Second Harvest provides millions of pounds of food each year through their network of partners and agencies. They also do education with people in the community about how to understand and apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is known as FoodShare in Wisconsin, and help thousands of people receive benefits each year.

Over the 20 years of our partnership with Second Harvest, our food barrels have contributed 128,200 pounds of food for the local community. 

Donations for Second Harvest Foodbank from Madison Public Library locations
Branch Name Pounds Year Started
Goodman South Madison Library 7,200 2001
Sequoya Library 57,900 2003
Lakeview Library 36,300 2004
Pinney Library 14,900 2009
Alicia Ashman Library 11,500 2010
Hawthorne Library 400 2015
TOTAL 128,200  
The following library branches accept non-perishable food donations year round to support Second Harvest Foodbank:
Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd., Madison
Hawthorne Library, 2707 E Washington Ave, Madison
Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave., Madison
Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison
Learn more about Second Harvest Foodbank and consider giving a donation at one of the above locations today!
Sep 2, 2021