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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]