NBC15 Share Your Holidays barrels delivered to schools and businesses

Published: Oct. 23, 2019 at 5:50 AM CDT
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Two Men and a Truck volunteer their time for two days to deliver barrels to hold non-perishable food items for the annual NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign.

"It’s great for the movers and drivers they get some extra hours during a little bit more slower time of the year plus they can give back to the community in a way that’s really meaningful to them," Tim Lightner, Owner of Two Men and a Truck, said.

Schools and businesses across Dane County will have these barrels throughout the holiday season. People are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item that will go to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.

This year the theme is every 'one' makes a difference when it comes to fighting hunger. Whether it's the big 'one' like the difference one year of food can make to a child or the small 'one' such as sharing or liking a social media post. Every 'one' makes an impact on helping those facing hunger in our area. The goal is to raise 4.5 million meals this year.

"I think one barrel in one business with one donation could really be the difference. We may be dropping off that exact barrel that’s going to put us over the goal," Lightner said.

Steve Brown Apartments have put a barrel at all six of their apartment buildings for 10 years, the CEO Margaret Watson said they hope the campaign educates their residents and staff about the need to help those facing hunger.

"We don’t have a crystal ball so we don’t know what life is gonna bring and we may be on the receiving end of that so let’s give today while we can and see what happens,” Watson said.

This year Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin expanded to several new schools within the Madison Metropolitan School District. "We have a relationship with Madison Teacher's INC. and they helped us extend the campaign to more schools in Madison, which is really exciting as we know that one in six children in Wisconsin are facing hunger," Kris Tazelaar, Communications Director for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, said.

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