Hunger Task Force Included in Food Access Research Publication

Mar 27, 2023

Timing is everything. During the pandemic, Hunger Task Force worked with a research team led by Melissa G. BublitzKatherine DuElizabeth Miller and Laura Peracchio to study how federal nutrition programs played a vital role in averting crisis levels of hunger. The paper – Ending Hunger: How COVID-19 Revealed a Path to Food Access for All – was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research. One of the lingering questions in the paper’s conclusion asks: what happens when these benefits return to pre-pandemic levels? We’re witnessing that now. SNAP Emergency Allotments have ended for families across the country and the results will sadly show how the path to food access is abruptly closed.

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Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s anti-hunger leader. The organization provides healthy and nutritious food to hungry children, families and seniors in the community absolutely free of charge. Hunger Task Force was founded in 1974 by a local advocacy group who then formed Milwaukee’s first food bank. Today, Hunger Task Force is 100% supported by the community and provides a safety net of emergency food with dignity to a network of 75 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Through legislative analysis, education and community organizing, Hunger Task Force continues to advocate for anti-hunger policy at the local, state and federal level. For more information, visit