Through the Diabetes Wellness Program, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is making healthy food options more accessible for people facing food insecurity who have diabetes or heart problems.
It's an issue across college campuses in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Hope Lab, 36 percent of university students report they don't have enough healthy food to eat. Even more community college students said it's an issue for them too.
Every year, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin meets nearly one million requests for service each year. Meet a mother who is grateful for places like Second Harvest to make sure she can feed her family.
Family hunger is a problem rooted deep in Wisconsin communities.
More than 60 percent of Wisconsin students qualify for free or reduced lunches in schools. Rock County has an even higher rate of 70 percent who qualify.
As we near the grand finale for the NBC15 Share Your Holidays to eliminate hunger campaign, we still need your help reaching the goal of 3.86 million meals to help those facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. We are highlighting one of Second Harvest's partnering agencies, the Catholic Multicultural Center in Madison.