In The News

May 31, 2018

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Receives Bright Ideas Grant

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is pleased to announce we have received a two year grant totaling $70,000 from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. The two year grant supports FarmLink, a program that works to supply food pantries with more fresh produce by contracting with local farmers, while driving consumer demand through pantry training and consumer education.

April 13, 2018

ADAMM Makes a Donation to Support Feeding America

The Automobile Deals Association of Mega Milwaukee, or ADAMM, recently donated to Feeding America after their three-month program, “Change Your Oil, Change Lives.”

March 30, 2018

Caterpillar Foundation Grant Helps Fund Healthy Food for Milwaukee County 

Thank you to the Caterpillar Foundation for supporting our hunger-relief programs in Milwaukee County through the 2018 Caterpillar Foundation County Program Support Grant!

March 22, 2018

Versatile source of protein: Whitewater egg farm donates 76,000+ eggs to charity

6,300 cartons of eggs. That is how many were donated to a local charity by an egg farm on Thursday.

March 22, 2018

6,300 dozen eggs donated to Feeding America

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin received a huge donation just in time for Easter.

March 17, 2018

Boy Scouts boost ‘Scouting for Food’ haul by more than 20 percent

Milwaukee-area Boy Scouts collected 138,279 pounds of food during Saturday’s “Scouting for Food” drive to benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

January 31, 2018

Help feed local kids: Participate in Scouting for Food

WISN 12 is teaming up with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and the Boy Scouts to help fight hunger in the area.

January 16, 2018

Morgan Stanley Foundation Grant Helps Fund School Mobile Pantry Program

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s School Mobile Pantry program provides healthy foods to families with school-aged children so that they get the nutrients they need to succeed.

January 15, 2018

All the Ways you can Make a Difference this MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a federal holiday where you take off work, it’s also meant to be a national day of service — a time for action.

December 21, 2017

Students Learn Hydroponics

Earlier this month, a hydroponic system was installed there through a partnership between Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and Fork Farms.

December 20, 2017

Donate generously: Fox6, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Thank You for Supporting Food for the Holidays

December 19, 2017

FOX6 and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin thank you for supporting Food for the Holidays this Season of Giving! 

Zilber Family Foundation Awards more than $3 Million in Grants

The Zilber Family Foundation recently awarded 17 grants totaling more than $3 million to nonprofits aimed at addressing poverty in Milwaukee’s Clarke Square, Layton Boulevard West, Lindsay Heights and other neighborhoods.

December 15, 2017

“Hunger doesn’t discriminate:” Help Brighten the Holidays for Families Facing Hunger

Carl spent the morning at Bayshore Town Center for the Food for the Holidays ” Food & Fund Drive.”

December 15, 2017

Help Local Families in Need: Donate to Give a Warm Meal to those Fighting Hunger

In the land of plenty it’s somewhat surprising to know a lot of people don’t know where their next meal will come from. That’s why the Food for the Holidays Food and Fund Drive is so important.

December 11, 2017

Red Nose Day Grant Helps Fund School Mobile Pantry Program in Racine County

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s School Mobile Pantry program in Racine County provides healthy foods to families with school-aged children so that they get the nutrients they need to succeed.

November 23, 2017

Drumstick Dash Draws Thousands of Runners, Walkers to Miller Park on Thanksgiving Morning

Temps in the 30s and sunny skies welcomed more than 3,400 runners and walkers for the 6th Annual Drumstick Dash 5K presented by Sendik’s Food Markets on Thanksgiving morning, November 23rd.

November 22, 2017

“It’s a really important holiday:” 20th Annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive Held in Brookfield

The largest one-day food drive in Wisconsin was held Wednesday, November 22nd in Brookfield.

November 21, 2017

Give a Gobbler

Need an easy way to show your grateful nature this Thanksgiving week? Sure you do.

November 21, 2017

This Season of Giving, help provide “Food for the Holidays”

FOX6 is partnering with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for the Food for the Holidays campaign and we’re asking for your help.

November 20, 2017

Sendik’s Donates 56K pounds of food, $29K to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Sendik’s officials on Monday, November 20th got into the holiday spirit as they made a massive donation to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

November 8, 2017

“Hunger lives everywhere:” Media Celebs including Fox6’s Kim Murphy “Stuff the Bus”

Shoppers at the Brookfield Pick ‘n Save store near Greenfield and Moorland were treated to quite a sight Wednesday morning, November 8th as FOX6’s Kim Murphy sprinted through the aisles. She was running for a cause.

November 3, 2017

Walmart gives $364,000 in Grants to State Organizations Fighting Hunger

Walmart and its foundation distributed $364,000 in grants this week to nine Wisconsin nonprofits that help combat hunger.

November 2, 2017

“An evening of inspiration:” Check out the 14th Annual Feed Your Soul Art Auction

Brian Kramp spent the morning at Flux Design to preview Feed Your Soul.

November 1, 2017

Program through Feeding America aims to Spread Cheer to Families in Need

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family, often around the dinner table. And a program through Feeding America aims to spread that cheer to families in need.

October 31, 2017

Sixth annual Drumstick Dash 5K returns to Miller Park on Thanksgiving Day

Registration for the sixth annual Drumstick Dash 5K presented by Sendik’s Food Markets is open now at

October 25, 2017

Wisconsin’s ‘hidden hunger’ is target of Stock the Shelves campaign

For hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites, needing the help of a food pantry can be one event, one bill away from becoming reality.

October 19, 2017

Stock the Shelves campaign launches this week

Wisconsin’s annual Stock the Shelves campaign kicked off Thursday in Appleton with a mobile food pantry event. 

October 13, 2017

Nearly 1,000 volunteers packing rice in Appleton to fight hunger

Nearly 1,000 volunteers are participating in a 24-hour effort to pack rice to be used in the fight against hunger.

October 12, 2017

Why ‘Backpack Buddies’ are so important: “Don’t nourish the body? Can’t nourish the brain”

Milk, cereal, fruit and canned food make up a combination that adds up to far more than the sum of its parts.

Football Challenge: Brookfield East Wins Big!

October 2, 2017

Spartans collected more than 1,000 pounds of food for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, the highest weight total so far this year.

West Allis Central Looking to Beat New Berlin West on Field and in Food Drive Competition

September 26, 2017

The West Allis Central and New Berlin West football clash on Friday, Oct. 6, has been chosen as the WISN Game of the Week, and the two schools are competing against each other to collect the most food for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

Racine Community Foundation Awards Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin with Grant

September 22, 2017

The Racine Community Foundation awarded Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin with a grant that will support the Capacity Building of the Racine County hunger-relief members.

“Stock the Box” for Hunger this Weekend at Lambeau

September 22, 2017

In partnership with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, the Green Bay Area Public School District and the Green Bay Packers, Associated Bank will host a second annual community-wide “Stock the Box for Hunger” food collection and pep rally.

Milwaukee Opens its Doors on Sept. 23 and 24

September 20, 2017

The Layton Boulevard West and Lindsay Heights Neighborhoods are the event’s Spotlight Neighborhoods, the areas with the highest concentration of featured sites. Attendees can visit locations including the Domes’ greenhouse buildings in Layton Boulevard West and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin in Lindsay Heights.

Bohn Lends Business Acumen to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

September 18, 2017

Growing up in a large family, Bill Bohn saw his mother set a high standard for hospitality.

WISN 12’s Football Challenge to Benefit Feeding America

September 15, 2017

The “WISN 12 Football Challenge” benefiting Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a week-long food drive at two rival high schools — that will play each other that week — with the goal of collecting as much food as possible. 

Food from the Bar Creates Charity Out of Competition

August 30, 2017

OnMilwaukee was proud to sponsor the successful Food from the Bar program this summer with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

Backpack Buddies Now Available Through Mid-September

August 24, 2017

Everyone, from kids to customers to co-owners of a grocery chain, has a favorite.

Fyffes Fights Hunger for Banana Lovers Day

August 16, 2017

European fresh produce exporter-distributor Fyffes is partnering with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin to combat hunger on National Banana Lovers Day.

Champions of Champions at Governor’s Livestock Auction

August 12, 2017

On the side of the Case IH Coliseum at State Fair Park, the auctioneer’s voice boomed as bidders competed for the top bid on the best animals at the Wisconsin State Fair for the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction.

“The Temptations,” Other Artists to Perform Benefit Concert During Mile of Music

July 13, 2017

A new element for this year’s Appleton downtown music festival — the Mile of Music: Charity.

Fire up the Barbecue: Smithfield Foods Donates 35K Pounds of Pork to Feeding America

July 11, 2017

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin received one of its largest donations of the year on Tuesday, July 11th — just in time for a summer barbeque.

Street Music Week Entertains Lunch Crowd, All for a Cause

June 12, 2017

The streets were alive with the sound of music in downtown Appleton Monday.

Packers Bring Fun to Jordy Nelson Softball Game

June 3, 2017

The threat of rain and storms was no match for the Green Bay Packers or their diehard fans Saturday at the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game.

Saukville Community Food Pantry Empties Their Shelves to Feed Those in Need

May 5, 2017

Members of the Saukville Community Food Pantry are emptying their shelves to feed people in need.

Feeding America Receives Major Donation of Healthy Items: “This is unique and special”

April 27, 2017

Milk and apples may be easily accessible items in your household, but that’s not the case for some families.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Names New President

April 18, 2017

Patti Habeck has been named president of hunger relief nonprofit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority makes a big impact on Milwaukee

April 12, 2017

“Volunteers are the lifeline of our Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin operation. We rely on volunteers to help us sort and distribute food to the more than 400,000 families across 36 counties annually,” said Andrews.

Thousands of Pounds of Food Donated to Local Food Bank

April 3, 2017

Thousands of pounds of food was delivered to a local food bank this morning with the hopes of feeding thousands of families right here in our region. 

Feeding America Debuts State-of-the-Art Packing System

March 28, 2017

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has new ways to get healthy food to families.

Boy Scouts help Feeding America work to end hunger

March 19, 2017

Feeding America of Southeastern Wisconsin got help from local Boy Scouts at a Saturday “Scouting for Food” event.

Boy Scouts host food drive to benefit Feeding America

March 18, 2017

Hundreds of local Boy Scouts went door to door picking up food donations, collecting enough food for 160,000 meals for those who are in dire need of food.

“A really great experience:” Boy Scouts collect food donations for area food pantries

March 18, 2017

Hundreds of Boy Scouts are coming together to give back to their community.

“Scouting for Food:” Area Boy Scouts host food drive to learn the value of giving back

March 11, 2017

They earn badges and acquire life skills but Boy Scouts in our area are learning something that can’t be measured — the value of giving back to the community.

Elementary school students donate and sort PB&J for Feeding America

March 2, 2017

Evan Kruse, fourth grader at Woodland Elementary, said, “It felt great helping people that didn’t have any food.”

Local students collect 1,500 lbs during PB&J Challenge for Feeding America

March 2, 2017

Some Appleton area students collected 1,500 pounds of peanut butter and jelly during the PB&J Challenge through Feeding America.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge: Students stop by Feeding America to drop off PB and J they collected

March 2, 2017

Teachers in southeastern Wisconsin took their lessons on the road Thursday, March 2nd — bringing more than 100 students to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, where they learned about food insecurities and the importance of peanut butter.

New cars, trucks and SUVs will fill the Wisconsin Center for the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

March 1, 2017

Carl got a rare opportunity this morning at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show. He got the chance to work on one of the custom designed cars that will be on display through the weekend.

Get behind the wheel of the newest models at the 2017 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

February 26, 2017

The 2017 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show opened this weekend, and it runs through next weekend at the Wisconsin Center near 4th and Wisconsin in downtown Milwaukee.

WI Self Storage in Appleton Launches Year-Long Food Drive to Feed the ‘Hangry’

January 17, 2017

WI Self Storage in Appleton, Wis., has launched a year-long food drive to benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (FAEW), the local chapter of Feeding America, a U.S.-based hunger-relief organization.

BMO Harris Holiday Display Raises $30,000 for Hunger Relief

January 11, 2017

Last November, BMO Harris Bank opened its annual Holiday Display, An Up North Holiday, and pledged a donation for every visitor to benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

Drumstick Dash at Miller Park benefits Feeding America: “About as fun of a race as it gets”

November 24, 2016

The annual Drumstick Dash took place on Thanksgiving morning – Thursday, November 24th, at Miller Park.

Stock the Shelves Helps in Stevens Point

November 23, 2016

While Stock the Shelves reaches those in need across the state, donors who support the campaign in Stevens Point will see the benefit right here.

Wisconsin Food Banks Passing Out Turkeys for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016

Many people are looking forward to a big Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Meanwhile, Wisconsin food banks have been trying to bring a feast to those who are less fortunate this holiday season.

Packers Linebacker Joe Thomas and Little Chute Students Pack Boxes for the Hungry

November 22, 2016

A little work will go a long way for the recipients of these Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin food boxes.

Sendik’s Donates 100,000 Pounds of Food to Feeding America; plus $41,000

November 21, 2016

Sendik’s officials are doing their part to make sure everyone in Milwaukee has a happy Thanksgiving. They donated 100,000 pounds of food to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on Monday, November 21st.

Numbers Show the Need to Stock the Shelves

November 18, 2016

The numbers from Feeding America speak for themselves about why our annual Stock the Shelves campaign is so vital.

“It teaches generosity:” Hundreds of MPS Students Help Feed the Hungry this Holiday Season

November 17, 2016

The biggest food holiday of the year is November 24th — but more people in Milwaukee than you may think won’t be able to put food on the table this Thanksgiving.

MCTS Reminding Folks About “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

November 16, 2016

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and 99.1 “The Mix” hosted a grocery store relay Wednesday to remind folks about the “Stuff the Bus” food drive with MCTS.

Police Gift Baskets to Less Fortunate

Novcmber 14, 2015

 Dozens of people in the Green Bay community got a welcomed surprise at their door Monday afternoon.

‘Food for the Holidays’ Campaign Aims to Raise Enough Money for ‘a Million Meals’

November 1, 2016

The holidays are a time when most of us celebrate the season with our families. But for a lot of people in the area, life is far more difficult

In this Season of Giving, Help Provide Food for the Holidays

November 1, 2016

The holidays are a time when families gather to celebrate. Unfortunately, too many families right here in eastern Wisconsin don’t have enough to eat. FOX6 is partnering with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for the Food For The Holidays campaign and we’re asking for your help.

Clubhouse Live, Randall Cobb to Tackle Hunger

October 29, 2016

Randall Cobb has made his share of big plays as a Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl wide receiver. But those pale in comparison to the play he’ll be making off the field through his continued commitment to the fight against hunger.

Veteran’s Donation Shows Spirit of Stock the Shelves

October 28, 2016

With the colder weather, holidays, and upcoming school vacations just around the corner, now is the perfect time to address the challenges of food insecurity and expand access to healthy, nutritious food for our communities.

Land O’Lakes Donates 40,000 Pounds of Macaroni & Cheese to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

October 28, 2016

A semi-truck loaded of macaroni and cheese was delivered at 9 a.m. to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for distribution to area food shelves.

Stock the Shelves Campaign Kicks Off

October 21, 2016

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin helps kick off the Stock the Shelves campaign with a mobile food pantry event on Friday, October 21, 2016.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Earns Grant

October 10, 2016

Feeding American Eastern Wisconsin announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its School Pantry program, a child hunger initiative that helps to make sure low-income families have a readily accessible source of healthy and nutritious food to prepare at home.

Backpack Buddies Program Pays Dividends; “We’re making a difference, it’s very impactful”

October 7, 2016

Thousands of Backpack Buddies flew off the shelves this summer. Now those little creatures are paying dividends in the form of actual backpacks going to students in need. The program, a partnership between Sendik’s and Feeding America, used to provide school supplies. This year, the focus is on food. “What we understand is they have lunch during the school week,” says Feeding America’s Rayna Andrews. “But we’re not sure what happens during the weekend.”

Sign up Now to Take Part in the 5th Annual Drumstick Dash

September 23, 2016

Before you strap on the apron, strap on those running shoes and join FOX6 Thanksgiving morning for the 5th annual Drumstick Dash.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Delivers Groceries to People in Sherman Park

August 23, 2016

An estimated 200 people gathered on Milwaukee’s Sherman Park on Tuesday to receive free food at an event geared as a healing effort in the wake of two days of unrest following a fatal officer-involved shooting.

To Promote Healing After Unrest, Feeding America to Hand Out Free Food to Sherman Park Residents

August 22, 2016

Officials with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin have announced a food distribution event scheduled for Tuesday, August 23rd in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood — the site of unrest after the fatal officer-involved shooting of Sylville Smith on August 13th.

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