4.37 million meals revealed during Share Your Holidays Grand Finale

Published: Dec. 9, 2020 at 11:14 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2020 at 10:30 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A total of 4.37 million meals was revealed to be raised during Wednesday’s Share Your Holidays Grand Finale.

We still need your help to reach our largest goal yet, five million meals.

“We’re close to our goal,” said Second Harvest President and CEO, Michelle Orge. “It’s amazing to see the community come together like this, especially in a year where many people have less to give than they have before.”

Orge says in a typical year the NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign provides a third of the meals Second Harvest gives out. But this year, because of a growing need, it’s now about a quarter of the food.

“Even with a successful campaign, we have tough choices to make about the food we’re going to be able to get out because it costs us more than ever,” Orge said.

The NBC15 Share Your Holidays Grand Finale Phone-A-Thon and Sort-A-Thon may be over, but the campaign continues through the end of the month.

“Ever dollar matters,” said Orge. “We need it so much right now so we can help people who have never needed help as well as the people we have been helping already.”

People can donate online or at a grocery store check out at one of these locations:

  • Hy-Vee
  • Metcalfe’s Markets
  • Pick ‘n Save
  • Woodman’s

Because of you, we know we can reach our five million meal goal this year as we try to eliminate hunger here in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Right now, one in nine people in 16 counties are dealing with hunger and need our help to lift their burdens and ease their struggle to find their next meal.

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