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So far Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has created 11 blog entries.
6 07, 2017

How Childhood Experiences Influenced my Desire to Help

By Sierra Zima, Advancement Intern Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Most people know the saying “when it rains it pours,” but few people literally live that saying when they are five years old. The metaphorical rain began when my sister was born with a congenital heart defect in 2002. Sadly, the “storm” continued to brew over the [...]

19 06, 2017

Growing up, not down, in rural Wisconsin

By Casey Renn, Development Manager Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin June is Dairy Month and my social media is filled with family back home excited for local Calumet County activities, like Sundae on the Farm. We are America’s Dairyland – filled with rich soil, fruitful crops and abundant milk. Having grown up on a family-owned dairy farm [...]

7 04, 2017

Molina’s Volunteer Program Lends a Helping Hand

By Jesus Hernandez, Community Engagement Specialist, Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin “Volunteering at Feeding America - helping others with the basic necessities in life - reminds me that I, too, may need the help of others someday and to be grateful each and every day for the comforts I have. It’s a wonderful sense of accomplishment.” – [...]

16 03, 2017

Paying it Forward

By Patti Habeck, Executive Vice President, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin You have the ability to make a difference in the world just by recognizing an opportunity when it arises. Mine came to me today. I was in a terrible rush this morning, and left the house without making breakfast. I decided to drive through Starbucks, and [...]

6 03, 2017

Fighting Hunger through Advocacy

By David Lee, Executive Director, Feeding Wisconsin There are many ways that you can fight hunger. You can donate your time by volunteering, which helps to do provide the direct service to our friends and neighbors. You can also donate food and money, which helps to keep our shelves and warehouses stocked with fresh, nutritious food. [...]

6 02, 2017

Healthy Life, Healthy Heart

By Azure'De M. Williams, Multicultural Initiatives Director, Wisconsin American Heart Association Eating nutritious foods is one of the most important things you can do for your body. A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease. I’m a 40-year-old single mother of three and I work full-time. There are plenty [...]

20 01, 2017

Food Insecurity is a Public Health Concern

By Rayna Andrews, Senior Director of Community Engagement Feeding America Eastern WisconsinCan you imagine a world where one in four children do not have enough food to eat? It’s a scary thought, isn’t it? Well, you don’t really have to imagine it because it’s a reality in many communities across America. As the Senior Director of [...]

13 01, 2017

Why We Volunteer: Making a Difference for Dad

By Kelly McBride Moore, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Volunteer My dad was the kind of guy who never did anything halfway. There was the way he decorated for Christmas — a two-day marathon that included gleefully sneaking new décor into the house despite my mom’s best efforts to stop him — and the way his love of [...]

11 11, 2016

Bringing Hunger Out of the Shadows: A Veteran’s Story

By Patti Habeck, Executive Vice President Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Hunger is often hidden in the shadows. It’s there, but we just don’t see it. It may be the senior couple you sit next to at church, or the young boy your son plays soccer with. Or it may be the veteran who sacrificed so much [...]

27 10, 2016

Confessions of a Hungry Kid… or How I Realized 15 Years Later That My Mom Was Even More Awesome Than I Thought.

By Scott Marshall | Director of Development at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin I grew up in hunger and didn't even know it. Crazy to think about, right? Who doesn't know if they are hungry? When you have a mom who cares and programs that help, it's surprisingly easy. I grew up with a younger brother in the [...]