UW Health Pediatrics Clinic Donates to Second Harvest Food Bank

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MADISON - Continuing a longstanding and fruitful relationship with the local charitable organization, UW Health's 20 S. Park Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic contributed $1,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin this week.


The initiative was spearheaded entirely by clinic staff, who work to provide the best care for children in the community, including trying to ensure all kids get the nutrition they need. The clinic decided as a group to support Second Harvest and the work they do to ensure food security.


The $1,000 check was presented to Dan Stein, the president of Second Harvest, at the clinic's employee holiday party Tuesday.


"Every dollar you give equals seven meals for people who might otherwise go hungry," he said.


UW Health has a long history with Second Harvest through its annual holiday Drive to Share program. Having just completed its seventh year, Drive to Share has donated more than 176,000 meals to Second Harvest, in addition to donating 2,500 toys to Toys for Tots and gathering food and holiday gifts for 154 families with its Adopt-a-Family project.


Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, a private, nonprofit organization, distributes food to more than 400 charitable programs that feed the hungry in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties, including Dane County. Through food and fund donations from corporations, organizations, businesses, foundations and individuals, the Foodbank is able to distribute food to charitable shelters, food pantries and meal sites.


Check presentation for Second Harvest Food Bank The staff at the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic
Laura Brunner presents the check to Second Harvest's Dan Stein The staff at the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic

Date Published: 12/17/2009

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