Second Harvest Food Bank receives grant to continue Beloit mobile food pantry

MADISON, Wis. — Second Harvest Foodbank has received a $4,000 grant to continue funding a mobile food pantry in southern Wisconsin.

The hunger-relief charity announced Tuesday that the organization has received funding from The Stateline Community Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program to put toward a mobile food pantry in Beloit.

“The reason for the mobile pantry is simple: with free groceries, Beloit area residents are able to stretch their finances to pay for housing, medicine, and utilities,” Second Harvest President & CEO Michelle Orge said. “There also able to stretch their minds to do well in school and at work.”

The Beloit Food Pantry runs twice a month — on every second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of a month — in coordination with the Beloit Masonic Center to distribute boxes of food to hundreds of area households.

On average, Second Harvest serves 400 households with each distribution. Each household gets four boxes of food, including a box of dry goods, a box of produce, a cooler of dairy and a box of frozen food. Each delivery typically amounts to 60 pounds of food.