Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s members are at the front line of hunger relief. By providing them with an abundance of food, they’re ensuring their neighbors’ fridges are full and food is on their tables. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin supports over 600 hunger-relief programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters, [...]
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Whether it's volunteering once a year or once a week, volunteers are the reason we can distribute nearly 28 million pounds of food each year. Steve has been a dedicated volunteer at the Appleton food bank for the past two years. After Steve retired five years ago, he began volunteering at a variety of [...]
Patti Habeck, president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, was one of five Wisconsin leaders to receive the Northwestern Mutual Leadership Award through the Donald Driver Foundation's sixth annual Driven to Achieve Awards on Saturday, March 23 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. "I couldn't be happier to receive this honor. I work [...]
Thousands of Three Harbors Council scouts picked up bags filled with donated food on Saturday, March 16, for the annual Scouting for Food donation drive. and volunteers spent the morning collecting donations on doorsteps and bringing them to the eight local collection points. Once collected, the food was boxed up and put into a [...]
Sixty schools and local companies accepted the challenge to collect jars of peanut butter and jelly throughout the month of February for our 16th annual PB&J Challenge. Sponsored by PyraMax Bank, the challenge raised over 126,100 meals for those facing hunger in the community. Special thanks [...]
In May, 2018, Mapledale Baptist Church launched a food pantry and became a Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin member. In just a few months, they became one of the largest members in Sheboygan County. Sheboygan County has a population of 115,344, and roughly 7.8% of these people live in poverty (based on [...]
Students at Nicolet High School went above and beyond during the holiday season by supporting Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin in various ways. In November, the school held a food drive and collected over 13,300 pounds of food that can provide up to 11,120 meals. “Each year, our Spanish 4 Honors class looks for an [...]
One Tuesday morning, Chris Dickinson, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s Special Projects Coordinator, traveled over 160 miles to a vacant church parking lot in Wisconsin Rapids where volunteers waited to help unload 10 pallets full of food for a mobile pantry. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s mobile pantry program brings healthy, nutritious food directly to families [...]
A little boy sparked a tidal wave of donations when during lunchtime in the Woodland Elementary cafeteria he handed a friend’s mother a dollar and said, “Mrs. Slinger, if you use this dollar the right way, you could feed the entire world.” Wanting to show Greyson the power of his words, Angela Slinger started [...]
On a given day in Milwaukee, an energetic and friendly 70-year-old Meri might be found greeting visitors to the four Friedens Community Ministries food pantry. Other days she might be using a delivery van to pick up food, or she might be out late at night offering food and clothing to prostitutes or people [...]