Hunger Task Force Opens Alicia’s Place: FoodShare Resource Center
Milwaukee’s north side is wrought with poverty, homeless and opportunity to help those in need. Hunger Task Force is expanding its services to support an area where between 50-75% of residents are eligible to receive food from their local food pantry.
Since the pandemic began, more than 160,000 NEW people enrolled in Wisconsin’s largest anti-hunger program, FoodShare. With growing need, Hunger Task Force will be opening a brand new outreach location on Milwaukee’s north side to expand access and reach to a much-needed area.
Twelve years ago, Hunger Task Force kicked off one of our most innovative programs by starting a food benefits outreach office on Milwaukee’s south side called the Robles Self Service Center. Since then, we’ve helped nearly 20,000
people every year, connected thousands to benefits they need to avoid having to rely on food pantries, and did it all by
communicating with residents in more than a half dozen languages.
Introducing: Alicia’s Place! Now open, Hunger Task Force’s newest satellite location for FoodShare outreach is located at the Midtown Center on Milwaukee’s north side. Clients are welcome to walk in Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to receive one-on-one assistance with FoodShare and all other federal nutrition programs in English, Spanish, Hmong and Burmese.
The new location’s namesake is Alicia Williams, a former Hunger Task Force FoodShare Assistant who helped connect people in the community to FoodShare resources from 2009 – 2018.
As you enter this place, you will immediately feel the warmth of Hunger Task Force. You may notice the updated décor, helpful equipment and benefit information posted for all to read in several languages. The FoodShare staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills to assist you with applying, sending documents & securing an interview with a State worker. Our staff will treat you with respect, dignity & care while at Alicia’s Place.
– Alicia Williams
Alicia was born and raised here in Milwaukee and has made helping others her life’s calling. Throughout her career, Alicia has worked with several social services organizations, helping those with mental illness, trauma and addiction get access to resources and housing. Her drive to help others is remarkable. The staff at Alicia’s Place will provide the same level of care and attention to all visitors in their time of need.