Become a Partner Food Provider

Second Harvest’s 300+ partner food providers ensure nutritious food reaches every corner of our 16-county service area.

Our partners play a vital role in the charitable food system by directly providing food and other human services to their communities.

Second Harvest acts as a large-scale resource for our partners by providing free and reduced-cost food, best practices to optimize food distributions, fundraising and grant opportunities, nutrition education, food safety training and monitoring, and much more.

Any organization interested in partnering must meet specific requirements, including the holding of 501(c)3, or another tax-exempt status, and is located in our service area.


Interested in partnership?

Connect with an Community Representative!

Counties: Adams, Crawford, Dodge, Grant, Iowa, Juneau, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Vernon


Counties: Columbia and Dane


Counties: Dane, LaFayette


Counties: Green, Jefferson, Rock


Benefits of Partnership

Partnership with Second Harvest means more than access to free and reduced-cost food. Every Partner has direct access to their assigned Community Representative – experienced staff who live and work within their territories – as well as multiple specialists including order management, youth & family initiatives, and health & wellness.


Access to Nutritious Food

  • Access to nationwide donors through our partnership with Feeding America.
  • Shop 24/7 from a variety of fresh, frozen, and shelf-stable food online.
  • Free deliveries throughout our service area.
  • No annual fee.


  • Financial assistance with food costs.
  • Grants and capacity-building opportunities from Second Harvest, Feeding America, and nationwide partners.
  • Expert guidance on maximizing your program’s impact.

Free Resources

  • Food Safety – Product recalls, ServSafe, ongoing training
  • Conferences, education sessions, and networking.
  • Advisory Services – Capacity building, volunteer recruitment, best practices, nutrition education, and more!
  • FoodShare Outreach Specialists are available for onsite visits.
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“Without Second Harvest we wouldn’t be here today. We wouldn’t have been able to sustain purchasing food. We wouldn’t have been able to support our families.”

Rosie Gittens, Leopold Elementary School