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Dane County to Extend "Farm to Foodbank" Program to Aid in Pandemic Recovery, Meet Basic Needs

Innovative Partnership to Link Local Growers with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin for Another Year


April 1, 2021

An innovative Dane County program that’s stocked the coolers and shelves at local food pantries with locally grown produce and goods will be extended another year, County Executive Joe Parisi announced recently. The county has agreed to a 12-month, $10 million contract extension with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin to ensure food security for those who struggle to meet basic needs as the community looks to rebound from the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This partnership recognizes that as we navigate the final phases of this difficult year gone by, recove...

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