SAUKVILLE COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
Ozaukee County, Wis. — The Saukville Community Pantry first opened its doors 11 years ago with the goal to provide nutritious food and prevent food insecurity in their county. In their first month, they served 20 families and have since grown to serve 600 families monthly. In addition to letting families choose what food items best suits their households, they also offer a mobile pantry.
FONDY FOOD CENTER
Milwaukee, Wis. — Fondy was established in 2000, on Milwaukee’s north side in response to a Food Security and System Assessments that identified a high concentration of hunger, poverty, and dependence on emergency food pantries in the area. Over the past decade, Fondy has grown from one farmer’s market to an organization creating food systems change with multi-sectors partners.
FEEDING AMERICA EASTERN WISCONSIN
Milwaukee, Wis. — For over 40 years, this organization’s mission is to bring the community together to ensure everyone has access to healthy, nutritious food. While operating food banks and a mobile food pantry throughout Milwaukee and the Fox Valley, Feeding America also supports a 600-member network of hunger relief organizations such as emergency shelters, soup kitchens, and food pantries. Food provided includes fresh produce, meat, dairy, and staples like rice & beans.
CULINARY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Milwaukee, Wis. — Created in 2013, The Culinary Education Program teaches children 7-17 years of age a hands-on learning experience from certified chefs that teach cooking, baking, knife training, and safe sanitation practices. Their vision is to teach children to cook and prepare a variety of healthy foods, while also learning about the history of culturally-diverse foods.
WALWORTH COUNTY FOOD PANTRY
Elkhorn, Wis. — What began in 2009 as a food and diaper bank, today serves over 400 families and distributes over 60,000 pounds of food each month. Hunger can affect people from all walks of life. Many Americans are one job loss or medical crisis away from food insecurity – but some people, including children and seniors, may be at greater risk of hunger than others.
HUNGER TASK FORCE
Milwaukee, Wis. — Founded in 1974, the Hunger Task Force was founded by a group of local parents and dietician advocates that saw a need to establish a Milwaukee Public Schools breakfast program. Through the years, the Task Force has established itself as Wisconsin’s anti-hunger leader. Recently, they have instituted the Wisconsin Dairy Recovery Program that purchases and distributes milk and cheese to struggling families; simultaneously, helping local dairy co-ops avoid bankruptcy.