Hunger Publications

Hunger Task Force Quarterly Newsletter

Hunger Task Force publishes a quarterly newsletter featuring news, events and updates about all things Free & Local. From exciting events to partner highlights, and from personal stories to getting involved, the Hunger Task Force newsletter is an opportunity to share this anti-hunger work with you.

Click on the links below to read through the most recently published newsletters.

Annual Report

Each fiscal year, running October through September, Hunger Task Force prepares an annual report sharing a look at our highlights, challenges and accomplishments. Explore the Annual Reports below to better understand how Hunger Task Force continues to serve as Milwaukee’s only Free & Local foodbank and Wisconsin’s anti-hunger leader.

Nutrition Education Quarterly

Hunger Task Force works with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to bring nutrition education to SNAP-eligible households in Milwaukee. Our team of nutrition experts gather recipes, cooking tips, shopping lists and ways to save money on groceries through several nutrition education resources.

Utilize the resources below to learn more about making quick, easy, health recipes on a budget, with tools and ways to get the whole family involved!

Summer 2022 Nutrition Education Quarterly
Spring 2022 Nutrition Education Quarterly
Winter 2022 Nutrition Education Quarterly
Fall 2021 Nutrition Education Quarterly

Hunger Task Force Farm Harvest Report

The Hunger Task Force Farm is a unique 208-acre farm in the suburb of Franklin. During the growing season, The Farm infuses half a million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables into our food bank’s supply, enhancing the nutrition of those who normally rely on canned or nonperishable foods.

Click on the links below to explore our annual Harvest Reports from The Farm.

Research Publications

Published Research Articles

Hunger Task Force is often tapped as an issue-expert in collaboration with academic research groups and anti-hunger organizations across the country. These groups study Hunger Task Force’s programs and models and synthesize them with research across a broad spectrum of academic fields.

Click below to read recently published journal articles featuring Hunger Task Force.

School Breakfast Report

Each year, Hunger Task Force creates and prepares the Wisconsin School Breakfast Report, which analyzes access to and participation in school breakfast throughout the state. The purpose of the School Breakfast report is to help connect districts to resources that help their students, and to empower districts to share solutions directly with each other.

The 2017-18 School Breakfast Report is out now! See how your child’s or local school district measure up against others in Wisconsin. The report also contains report cards for the 40 public school districts with the highest number of free and reduced price meal eligible students in the state.

School Breakfast Report Cards

The School Breakfast Report features 40 school districts that have been targeted for in-depth analysis on performance within the School Breakfast Program. These districts were chosen because they have the highest number of children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

These report cards evaluate public school districts in Wisconsin in three separate categories: 1) School Breakfast Program Participation, 2) Breakfast TIme and Place, & 3) Community Eligibility Provision. Each category measures how the school district responds to the problem of student hunger.

2016-2017 School Year

Healthy Kids Cookbook

Each year, Hunger Task Force’s Dietitian Educator works with three Milwaukee Public Schools to teach children in grades three through five the importance of nutrition and healthy eating. As part of the annual curriculum, the students take regular field trips to the Hunger Task Force Farm to learn how plants grow and where fruits and vegetables come from.

In addition to the hands-on education the students receive in the Student Garden, the Dietitian Educator also provides cooking lessons at the end of each class. At the beginning of the year, students are given a Healthy Kids Cookbook that they then work through together as a group.

The Healthy Kids Cookbook includes easy and fun-to-make recipes for children of all ages and backgrounds. They are also translated into Spanish. Check out the recipes below!