Published by Kirby Winn on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in News Releases
Blood donors who supported the ImpactLife "Good Giving" promotion have provided a $5000 donation to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Second Harvest Foodbank provided a tour of the organization's Madison, Wisconsin distribution center for representatives of ImpactLife on Tuesday, April 11 and shared information on how Second Harvest Foodbank supports the charitable food system in south central Wisconsin.
Data provided by the foodbank shows hunger is a reality for 1 in 13 people in southwestern Wisconsin. More than 102,000 people, including 35,000 children, face food insecurity in the region. The foodbank estimates the donation from ImpactLife "...will provide 12,500 meals to our neighbors facing hunger...or enough meals to feed 11 neighbors for more than 1 year!"
During the holiday season, ImpactLife blood donors were given a voucher to redeem for their choice of an electronic gift card or to donate the same amount to support local food banks in the blood center’s service region. More than 2500 donors directed their support to food banks for a total of $42,185 now being distributed to food banks that serve communities of the ImpactLife service region. (Additional check presentations and tours are scheduled with regional food banks across the blood center's service region.)
From its distribution center in Madison, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin connects food-related businesses and farmers with local food pantries and other community-based programs to help fight food insecurity in Madison and the surrounding region. The foodbank has developed a network of more than 300 partner agencies and programs that in 2022 distributed more than 17-million pounds of food throughout 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties. Learn more at www.secondharvestmadison.org.
Photo (left to right): Alex Burkamper (ImpactLife Community Development Associate), Anna Spiekerman (Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin Donor Relations Officer), Kirby Winn (ImpactLife Public Relations Manager), Curtis Kligora (ImpactLife Manager, Donor Relations), Erica Davidson (ImpactLife Territory Coordinator)