Real Stories of People Facing Hunger in Wisconsin

Tom: Milwaukee

Since his lung cancer diagnosis, Tom has been unable to work. Limited transportation and the lack of grocery stores near his home make access to healthy food difficult. Read More >

Donna: Minoqua

Donna and her husband were getting by comfortably on their limited retirement income – until medical issues brought both health and financial challenges their way. Read More >

Mark: Appleton

As Mark hands out squash at a mobile pantry in Menasha, he offers warm smiles and free cooking tips. People relate to him because he understands their situation. He knows hunger. Read More >

Doris: Milwaukee

Once a month, Doris pushes her walker across the street to the Ebenezer Diabetic Friendly Food Pantry, and fills a cart with vegetables and whole grains. It’s the type of food she can’t afford on her own but that is critical to helping her manage her high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Read More>

Real Stories of People Solving Hunger in Wisconsin

Leisa: Racine 

Leisa Hall-Driver watched helplessly each day as hungry children came into the Dr. John Bryant Community Center after school. “Hungry children can’t learn. I really wanted to do something.” Read More >

Jeremy: Milwaukee

After one visit to a local food pantry, Jeremy Shamrowicz knew he wanted to help. Nobody’s bowl, he thought, should ever be empty. Read More. Read More >

Dennis: Milwaukee

Dennis Johnson is a Vietnam veteran, who like other veterans, struggled to transition back into civilian life. The final step in his recovery, Dennis said, was finding a way to help others through the transition. So in 2008, he founded Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Services, which offers a number of programs for veterans, including a weekly food pantry. Read More >

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