Food for Thought Initiative is excited to announce that it combining forces to better serve Madison families by joining Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Effective July 1, Food For Thought Initiative will become a Second Harvest program.
“Since our inception, we have aspired to sustain and expand our programming to meet the nutritional needs of our students and their families,” said Aschkenase. “Access to ample healthy food is a basic human right and is essential to ensuring academic and personal success. This opportunity to combine our efforts with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is the perfect fit to allow us to collaboratively meet the rising food needs in Madison.”
By merging the efforts, Second Harvest and Food4TI will be combining skills, knowledge, expertise, and resources to help expand the program. Additionally, the move will reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and centralize the resources available to the Madison Metropolitan School District in regards to food insecurity, and help them better meet the nutritional needs of area students in the future.
“We are excited about what this change will mean for kids facing hunger in the Madison-area,” said Michelle Orge, president & CEO of Second Harvest Foodbank. “The reality is that both organizations have the same mission – to feed people; and by joining forces we will be able to serve more kids, and help them learn and grow to meet their full potential.”