For the third volunteer outing of 2017, we continued our work in the area of combating hunger by getting food ready for distribution to Second Harvest’s partner agencies (food pantries, shelters, meal sites, etc).
Since 1986, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin works to help 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 help each year. From July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 Second Harvest, together with its partner agencies and programs, provided 12.4 million meals.
On average, 1 volunteer working for 1 hour at Second Harvest helps provide the equivalent of 65 meals. Which would mean our group helped provide over 1,040 meals, which is pretty amazing.We worked to get cheese ready for distribution, breaking up big blocks up of it into 2 lb bags.
This is probably my 6th or 7th time volunteering here and every time we are working with different foods! We had a great time and I definitely recommend checking out Second Harvest for solo or group volunteer outings.