PLUM CREEK FOUNDATION GRANT HELPS FUND SECOND HARVEST FOODBANK MOBILE PANTRY IN ADAMS COUNTY

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TOMAHAWK, Wis.--Dec. 2, 2013--The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $4,900 grant to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (Second Harvest Foodbank). The grant will help fund perishable and non-perishable food for low-income families in Adams County through the organization’s monthly Mobile Pantry distributions.

Since 2005, Second Harvest Foodbank has operated the Mobile Pantry as a supplement to the food already provided by Adams Food Pantry, giving those in need an extra source of free groceries. From July 2012-June 2013, more than 9,900 individuals in Adams County were served through the distributions.

Beginning this December, Second Harvest Foodbank’s Mobile Pantry will be delivered at a new location. In partnership with Promise Neighborhoods, Second Harvest Foodbank will now distribute food on the third Wednesday of every month at Adams-Friendship High School.

Funding from the Plum Creek Foundation will cover Mobile Pantry food costs through January. The approximately 40,765 pounds of food it will fund is the equivalent of 33,971 meals for Adams County residents in need.

“As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of just how many families and residents are hungry and in need of food,” says Dan Stein, President/CEO Second Harvest Foodbank. “Thanks to the help of the Plum Creek Foundation, we can help provide food for those in need and help lift some of their daily burdens.”

Second Harvest Foodbank is in need of additional funding and donations can be made online at www.SecondHarvestMadison.org or by mail to: Second Harvest Foodbank, 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI 53718. Please reference the Adams Mobile Pantry when making your gift.

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger relief organization, is a non-profit organization that is committed to ending hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through community partnerships. For more information, visit www.SecondHarvestMadison.org.

   

 

The mission of the Plum Creek Foundation is to provide philanthropic contributions to support and improve the general welfare of life in the communities that Plum Creek serves. The Foundation board meets quarterly to review applications submitted from organizations in the company’s operating communities. Visit the Community Involvement page on Plum Creek’s website at www.plumcreek.com to download an application.

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