Partner of the Month: West Allis Health Department | March 2024

Mar 15, 2024

Hunger Task Force isn’t just Milwaukee Free & Local food bank – we’re a community. We believe in the power of collaboration, and that’s why we’re thrilled to recognize our amazing supporters through “Partner of the Month,” a platform to celebrate the incredible local organizations, businesses and companies who join us in the fight against hunger. They donate food, volunteer their time, raise awareness and provide financial support – strengthening our work in preventing hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger-free community tomorrow.


West Allis Health Department

At Hunger Task Force, we know that access to nutritious food is a cornerstone of health and well-being. That’s why we’re thrilled to recognize the West Allis Health Department as our Partner of the Month for March 2024! This month, we’d like to especially highlight the successful series of hands-on cooking demonstrations we’ve co-hosted in our McCarty Education Kitchen.

There’s no denying the connection between what we eat and how we feel. Proper nutrition fuels our bodies, strengthens our immune systems and keeps us energized throughout the day—unfortunately, many families in our community struggle to put healthy food on the table.

The West Allis Health Department team shares our commitment to fighting hunger and promoting healthy eating habits. Through our collaborative cooking demonstrations, we’ve empowered community members with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare nutritious meals for themselves and their families.

Nick Maniaci, Public Health Specialist with the City of West Allis, expresses gratitude, stating: ‘We greatly appreciate the partnership that has developed with the Hunger Task Force and its willingness to work with us collaboratively to help improve the health and wellness of those who live, work, and play in the City of West Allis and the surrounding area.”

The West Allis Health Department has been a driving force behind these demonstrations. They’ve led recruitment efforts, reaching out to families, WIC participants and SNAP-eligible individuals across the West Allis community. They also play a key role in helping select recipes from the Hunger Task Force Healthy Families Cookbook, ensuring participants gain valuable knowledge on healthy food choices, meal planning, and budgeting. To further empower families, the program provides kitchen tools to take home, allowing them to recreate healthy recipes in their own kitchens.

“On behalf of the West Allis Health Department, thank you for your support and for all that you do in the community,” shares Becca Marszalkowski, Public Health Specialist/Strategist.

We’re incredibly grateful for the West Allis Health Department’s dedication to our shared mission. Their commitment and collaboration have been instrumental in helping us create a healthier community.

Meet our Partners of the Month!

Click below to discover real people, schools, organizations and businesses making a difference in the fight against hunger – new partners added each month! Keep checking back to meet more incredible partners making a difference.