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.
|Branch Name||Pounds||Year Started|
|Goodman South Madison Library||7,200||2001|
|Alicia Ashman Library||11,500||2010|
Hawthorne Library, 2707 E Washington Ave, Madison
Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave., Madison
Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison