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So far Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has created 13 blog entries.
15 02, 2019

Students Donate Food, Time, and Talent


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 [...]

Students Donate Food, Time, and Talent 2019-02-22T18:26:58+00:00
12 11, 2018

Fresh Produce Initiative


In the lobby of the Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee, a space-age-looking Grow Machine cultivating more than leafy greens. Sojourner installed two Grow Machines, which are essentially vertical hydroponic units, created by Alex Tyink of Fork Farms. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin wrote a grant to purchase the machines for the center. “We want [...]

Fresh Produce Initiative 2018-12-12T14:44:27+00:00
1 11, 2018

The Power of Network


Twelve years ago, Todd was making more than $25 an hour doing construction and was planning to buy a house when back problems left him out of a job. “I went from having everything to homeless,” Todd said. “It’s unbelievable how fast it happens.” It took several years for Todd to receive disability assistance, [...]

The Power of Network 2018-12-12T15:13:42+00:00
17 10, 2018

Meet Alicia


My name is Alicia Gronowski and I am from Oshkosh. I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Stout with a degree in Health, Wellness and Fitness. In summer of 2017, I was lucky enough to land an internship with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin at the Appleton location. This internship allowed me to get a [...]

Meet Alicia 2018-10-17T16:17:00+00:00
25 09, 2018

UnitedHealthcare Awards $700,000 Grant


Both Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin locations, as well as food banks in Madison and Eau Claire, hosted a day of service with 120 UnitedHealthcare employees to kick off a $700,000 grant to go towards purchasing coolers for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin members. Volunteers sorted out 41,000 pounds of apples, pears, corn and other produce which [...]

UnitedHealthcare Awards $700,000 Grant 2018-10-22T15:38:02+00:00
20 09, 2018

Solving Senior Hunger


More than 700,000 people in eastern Wisconsin don’t know where their next meal is coming from, including members of one of our most vulnerable populations – seniors. After a lifetime of hard work, 10 percent of the senior households Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin serves find themselves facing an impossible choice – to buy groceries or [...]

Solving Senior Hunger 2018-10-17T17:52:19+00:00
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 [...]

Growing up, not down, in rural Wisconsin 2018-10-17T16:21:52+00:00
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 [...]

Paying it Forward 2018-10-17T16:21:38+00:00
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. [...]

Fighting Hunger through Advocacy 2018-10-17T16:21:26+00:00
20 01, 2017

Food Insecurity is a Public Health Concern


By Rayna Andrews, Senior Director of Community Engagement Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Can 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 [...]

Food Insecurity is a Public Health Concern 2018-10-17T16:18:23+00:00