Badger NAMA Chapter Volunteer Event

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 4, 2018 , 12:21 pm

Hunger is a major challenge for many families in all parts of the U.S. According to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, one in nine people in its service area are food insecure, which means they don’t know where they will get their next meal. One in six children under age 18 are food insecure.

The mission of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is “to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin through community partnerships.” The organization serves 16 counties in southwestern Wisconsin and works with more than 200 partner agencies, such as food pantries, shelters, and meal sites.

Badger NAMA members recently pulled together to help Second Harvest in its mission. Twelve Badger NAMA members visited Second Harvest in Madison, Wisconsin on December 13 to volunteer for 2.5 hours. According to Pam Higham, volunteer services coordinator, the total volunteer time equated to 1,950 meals served. Badger NAMA members networked and shared laughs while sorting more than 8,000 pounds of frozen food to be distributed throughout southwestern Wisconsin.

In addition, Badger NAMA pledged to donate $20 to Second Harvest on behalf of each volunteer who participated in the event. That donation will provide an additional 720 meals.

Badger NAMA members commented that it was a fun opportunity to do good in the local community and get a real picture of hunger issues throughout the area. They encourage others to get involved in hunger action initiatives.

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