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So far Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has created 49 blog entries.
14 10, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Meet Mick


We are thrilled to have Mick join our Milwaukee volunteering team as a food sort specialist. In this role, Mick leads and assists our volunteer groups to ensure the time they spend with us is engaging and rewarding, from the time they arrive until the time they leave. Mick is a recent graduate from [...]

Staff Spotlight: Meet Mick2019-10-17T14:20:09+00:00
10 10, 2019

Understanding FoodShare


FoodShare is a fantastic program that helps our friends and neighbors in Wisconsin purchase the food they need to stay healthy. It is at the frontline of defense against hunger. People of all ages use this program for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons include losing a job, living on a small [...]

Understanding FoodShare2019-10-14T18:00:52+00:00
2 10, 2019

Helping a Family Through a Rough Time


Angel helps her parents by preparing a snack for siblings Trinity and Israel. Perry attended culinary school and had a promising career as a chef. But after several back injuries, he was left hardly able to stand, much less work. His wife Jenny suffers from a debilitating disability as well. On a [...]

Helping a Family Through a Rough Time2019-10-02T20:11:29+00:00
26 09, 2019

Solving Hunger as the Seasons Change


As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures drop, many of our neighbors are looking ahead to another winter of unknowns. How low will temperatures get and how high will my utility bill be? Will there be layoffs during my job’s slow season? Can my car battery make it through another winter? How will [...]

Solving Hunger as the Seasons Change2019-09-26T20:09:29+00:00
19 09, 2019

Member Spotlight: Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Pantry


Jewish Community Pantry advocacy coordinator Heidi Gould and volunteer Reenie Kavalar in front of the cereal aisle at the Jewish Community Pantry. In what was supposed to be a temporary solution for local families facing hunger, Milwaukee’s Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center launched its own food pantry in 1976, [...]

Member Spotlight: Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Pantry2019-09-19T18:29:27+00:00
16 09, 2019

Strike Out Hunger Hits a Home Run


The first-annual Strike Out Hunger whiffle ball tournament hit a home run on Saturday, September 14 at Appleton Memorial Park. Eight teams stepped up to the plate for a friendly competition to help solve hunger. The teams played under a sunny sky for bragging rights and the first-place prize of a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers [...]

Strike Out Hunger Hits a Home Run2019-09-17T15:08:18+00:00
5 09, 2019

Fighting Food Waste One ‘Imperfect’ Item at a Time


Since 2015, Imperfect has donated over 3 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to food banks and nonprofits across the country. Imperfect eliminates food waste by giving a home to the more than 20% of produce that doesn’t make it off the farm. These fruits and veggies aren’t thrown away due to taste, but [...]

Fighting Food Waste One ‘Imperfect’ Item at a Time2019-09-05T20:38:07+00:00
23 08, 2019

Making Generosity Groovy with the J. Ryan Trio


On many weekends between 2012 and 2014, one could stroll into Mozzaluna Pizzeria and Ristorante in Brookfield and see the local J. Ryan Trio playing some smooth jazz or an incredible blues number. Today, it’s a lot easier to find the trio playing at the likes of the Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee County Zoo, [...]

Making Generosity Groovy with the J. Ryan Trio2019-08-23T14:52:47+00:00
15 08, 2019

Serving Seniors


Almost 5% of seniors in the state of Wisconsin do not know where their next meal is coming from. Having access to enough food is an incredibly important basic need, especially for our aging population. Food insecurity can lead to chronic illnesses like diabetes, along with mental illness such as anxiety or depression. Feeding [...]

Serving Seniors2019-10-03T13:49:48+00:00
8 08, 2019

Hydroponic Farming Helps Improve Food Distribution


As an organization at the front line of hunger relief, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin recently implemented hydroponic farming systems to benefit the local community. In partnership with Fork Farms of Appleton, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin will utilize these dirt-free systems at pantries, schools and other organizations around the region. Recently, the Appleton food [...]

Hydroponic Farming Helps Improve Food Distribution2019-08-12T17:11:14+00:00