Meet the new faces of Hunger Task Force

Feb 2, 2024

The principal strength of Hunger Task Force is its compassionate and committed staff. As an anti-hunger organization, Hunger Task Force commits to hiring staff with an array of skills, talents and the cultural competence to best serve our diverse community. Hunger Task Force is excited to welcome Dishu, Kate and Reno to their new roles at Hunger Task Force!

Dishyanth Ram Kauttula

Policy Analyst

Please join us in welcoming our new Policy Analyst Dishyanth Ram Kauttula to our talented team. Dishu is well versed at organizing, analyzing and visualizing service data and disseminating it in an easy-to-understand format including research reports, position papers and presentation decks. He comes to our agency with experience in higher education and recently completed his Master’s Degree in computer science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kate Grodsky

Communications & PR Manager

Hunger Task Force is thrilled to introduce Kate Grodsky our new Communications & PR Manager. Kate oversees and manages all aspects of our internal and external communications, messaging and media relations. She comes to us with nearly nine years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, national and local companies and athletes. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and attending local sporting events. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with joint majors in journalism and communications and minors in business and psychology.  

Dr. Reno Wright

Advocacy Director

We are excited to also introduce our new Advocacy Director, Dr. Reno Wright, who joins our team with more than 25 years of experience in human services, workforce development, customer service and adult education. In his new role, Reno will lead our advocacy initiatives to create strong nutrition programs that feed children, families and seniors. When Reno isn’t working to end local hunger, he serves as a Senior Pastor at a Milwaukee-area church and works in the education department at Edgewood College. He received Doctorate degrees in educational leadership from Edgewood College and in ministry from Ecumenical Theological Seminary, a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Ecumenical Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in communication.

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