Maureen Alley, communications director
Grant Provides Fresh Food, Dairy for After School Snack
Second Harvest partnership leads to fresh food delivery for neighborhood centers
Madison, Wisconsin (Thursday, October 27, 2022) — Children and teenagers who attend Elver Park and Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Centers enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy every school day during After School program. Biweekly deliveries of fresh foods are provided by the Predolin Foundation Grant and the centers’ partnership with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.
“This new food delivery allows us to increase the fresh fruit and vegetable intake at no cost for children and youth while being creative in how it is served. It also broadens our work with local community partners to combat food insecurity within Madison and Dane County,” says Jennifer Weber, director of neighborhood centers, Wisconsin Youth Company. Wisconsin Youth Company operates both neighborhood centers.
Every week, Community Engagement Specialist Takela Harper completes an order of fresh produce as well as dairy items like yogurt and milk. The items are provided and delivered by R.E. Golden Produce.
“As we continue this project, I hope to see an increase in creative planning around these fresh ingredients,” Weber adds.