Food Pantries Get Nearly $2K To Buy Beef

The Wisconsin Beef Council presented Feeding Wisconsin with a $1,175 donation at Second Harvest Foodbank in Madison on Friday.

This donation is the result of a fundraiser hosted by the Wisconsin Beef Council to purchase beef for families in need. For two weeks, WBC sold t-shirts, long-sleeved t-shirts, and sweatshirts that featured beef cuts with the text, “You can’t live a full life on an empty stomach.”

In total, the organization sold 235 shirts across the state.

“We know that beef can be a great nutrient source,” says Wisconsin Beef Council Communications Director Kaitlyn Kesler. “We want to make sure that folks have access to that for their families no matter what their financial situation may be.”

Feeding Wisconsin is the statewide association of the Feeding America food banks that sources, warehouses, and provides food to more than 1,000 local food programs throughout Wisconsin.

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is one of the six Feeding Wisconsin member food banks that will benefit from the donation.

The Wisconsin Beef Council has a longstanding partnership with Feeding Wisconsin having donated $7,000 to the organization from previous efforts.