Harvest for Hope: Tell your legislators that you support providing 
healthy food for today and hope for a better tomorrow


2018 Hunger & Health Summit: Breaking Through
April 9 & 10, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Add your name to our petition calling on Members of Congress
to support a strong SNAP in the budget and Farm Bill

Creating the public-private partnerships to help end hunger in Wisconsin, and raising public awareness about the issue of hunger throughout the state

This April, turn tax time into dinner time.

Learn more about our efforts to triple the amount of fresh produce we distribute through our network of food pantries. 

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  • Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
  • Channel One Regional Food Bank


Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
1700 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Fox Valley Distribution Center
1436 Progress Lane
Omro, WI 54963


Second Harvest Foodbank Southern Wisconsin
2802 Dairy Drive
Madison, WI 53718


Feed My People Food Bank
2610 Alpine Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703


Second Harvest Heartland
1140 Gervais Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55109


Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
4503 Airpark Boulevard
Duluth, MN 55811


Channel One Regional Food Bank
131 35th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Latest news and media


Join our team!
January 26, 2018 - We're looking for a customer oriented, data driven, quality focused call center professional to join our merry band of hunger fighters on our FoodShare Helpline team. Learn more about this opportunity here!
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Feeding Wisconsin joins call to reinstate ABAWD waiver in areas of high unemployment
March 23, 2016 - On Tuesday, four members of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation delivered a letter to Governor Walker urging him to reinstate the federal waiver to allow Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs) to access the FoodShare Program without restriction in the 20 counties and 10 cities in Wisconsin with continued high unemployment. Feeding Wisconsin, the statewide association of the six Feeding America food banks operating in Wisconsin, joins with the many local groups and anti-hunger organizations in supporting this effort.
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SB 474 Passes Senate Ag Committee
January 14, 2016 - Exciting news as we start the new year that we wanted to make sure you heard about right away. "Harvest for Hope" (SB 474 and AB 611) has cleared its first hurdle and is one step closer to becoming law. Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism passed SB 474 out of committee. This legislation will increase the amount of free, healthy, and nutritious food for food pantries to distribute through a public-private partnership between the state and Wisconsin's network of regional food banks. Thank you to the Senate Agriculture committee for supporting and sharing the goal of Harvest for Hope, one that is shared by every organization dedicated to ending hunger: ensuring that more healthful food is available to Wisconsin families who are utilizing food pantries.

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Harvest for Hope Passes Senate Ag & is Set for the Assembly Floor!

Harvest for Hope (AB 577 & SB 487) has cleared committees in both chambers and is now heading for a full vote in both the Assembly and Senate! We need you to reach out to your state legislators to let them know that you support increasing fresh food for Wisconsin families at-risk of hunger and that you want them to support these bills too.
February 14, 2018 via "Forward Together" Blog


Hunger in America Wisconsin Report
March 26, 2015
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Wisconsin Hunger in America Summary Report
March 26, 2015
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Harvest for Hope FAQ
January 14, 2016
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Press Releases

Feeding Wisconsin Receives $102,000 Grant from Walmart Foundation
August 14, 2017
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Statewide Hunger Summit Brings Leaders Together to Fight Hunger, Improve Health & Strengthen Communities
May 8, 2017
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Feeding Wisconsin Concerned About New FoodShare Proposal
January 23, 2017
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Striving forward toward a hunger free Wisconsin

50 million meals distributed in 2016

1000+ programs including pantries, afterschool and weekend programs, meal programs and shelters

$93 million facilitated in food investments by Wisconsin citizens and businesses over the last twelve months

About Feeding Wisconsin

Who we are

Feeding Wisconsin is the statewide association of the six Feeding America food banks that provide food to local food programs in all 72 counties of the state.

Our mission is to coordinate and enhance the statewide work of our member food banks to ensure that everybody in Wisconsin has access to the food and benefits they need to work, learn, play and live healthy lives.

We assist our members raising statewide food and funds, increasing awareness about hunger in Wisconsin, strengthening the public and private solutions to hunger and food insecurity, and catalyzing the statewide public-private partnerships so that we can all strive Forward together toward our collective vision of a hunger-free Wisconsin.

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Founding Partner

Founding Partner, UnitedHealthcare, is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers.

Advisory Committee

Comprised of senior leaders from our state's corporations, non-profits, an agricultural industry, our Advisory Committee provides strategic guidance for Feeding Wisconsin's activities and initiatives, and lends a magnifying voice in the fight against hunger.

Michelle Graham
United Health Group
Nick George
Midwest Food Processors Association
Lisa Nelson
Mike Crane
Wisconsin Public Radio
Peter Crawford
Roundy's Supermarkets
Jed Colquhoun
University of Wisconsin-Madison