The Y Helps Eliminate Hunger with Food Drive
Feeding the Needs of our Neighbors – 3001 lbs. of food collected
Dane County, WI – The YMCA of Dane County (the Y) is taking another step to help eliminate hunger in Dane County by collecting over 3000 lbs. of food during the “Feeding the Needs of our Neighbors” campaign that began mid-November and ran through December 2014.
Dane County residents were encouraged to visit the YMCA branches, donate non-perishable food items and join the Y to discover new ways to improve their personal health. The Y hopes people will explore, establish and maintain new healthier habits as a result while they are giving back to their community.
“Second Harvest Food bank’s Hunger in Southwestern Wisconsin study revealed we are serving 83 percent more people each year than in 2006,” said Dan Stein, President/CEO at Second Harvest Foodbank “Our partner hunger-relief agencies have faced challenges keeping their shelves stocked this year, and are pleased donations from our community partners will help those who need us most in our community.”
“Our YMCA members and staff were so generous during the holiday season,” said Carrie Wall, President and CEO of the YMCA of Dane County. “This year, with our help at all three Dane County Y locations, we knew we could raise more meals for our neighbors facing hunger!”
The YMCA of Dane County will be hosting another food drive in March, 2015 at all 3 Y locations and is encouraging the community to donate non-perishable food items to give back and help end hunger in Dane County.