Spotlight: Hunger Task Force Stories
Stories & Features
Meet the new faces of Hunger Task Force
The principal strength of Hunger Task Force is its compassionate and committed staff. Hunger Task Force is proud to announce the addition of three new faces to our Advocacy, Nutrition and Farm teams. We are thrilled to welcome Tamira, Pasua and Stephen to their new roles at Hunger Task Force.
Hunger Task Force and Kohl’s Team Up for “Double-Double” Build and Food Sort
Hunger Task Force and Kohl’s continued to build on their long-standing partnership to reduce food insecurity in Milwaukee by executing a firs-of-its-kind “Double-Double” in the food bank’s Volunteer Action Center. This larger scale event featured a team of 150+ enthusiastic Kohl’s volunteers simultaneously building 680 Stockboxes and sorting over 23,000 pounds of food.
Volunteer of the Month: Jarrod Barber | May 2023
Each month Hunger Task Force is honored to recognize an individual or group who go above and beyond in their service to the organization. From food sorting and building healthy food boxes for seniors to helping individuals shop the Mobile Market and harvesting at The Farm, volunteers help Hunger Task Force feed people today and support our work in ending future hunger.
Hunger Task Force Pantry Partner Serves Community with Dignity
Project Concern is a community non-profit center serving low-income residents of Milwaukee County, and the food pantry has been a member of the Hunger Task Force emergency food network for nearly 50 years.
News & Press
Hunger Task Force 2022 Annual Report now available online
Explore this convenient, digital version of the Hunger Task Force 2022 Annual Report! Hunger Task Force is on a mission. We feed people today and we end hunger tomorrow. Learn more about our work last year, our ongoing programs and some of the biggest wins from 2022 in our Annual Report!
Hunger Task Force Participates in White House “Communities in Action: Building a Better Wisconsin”
Hunger Task Force attended an exclusive conference at the White House: Communities in Action: Building a Better Wisconsin. The half-day conference invited select Wisconsin leaders to share real-life examples, data, and anecdotes of the local impact the Biden-Harris Administration has contributed to in their community and across Wisconsin.
Hunger Task Force Receives $750,000 Donation from Kohl’s to Help Reduce Food Insecurity in Milwaukee
Kohl’s is continuing its 14-year support and partnership with Hunger Task Force with a $750,000 donation to provide healthy food for families and children facing hunger. The Kohl’s donation comes at a critical time as the federal government recently announced that households will receive their last extra COVID-19 FoodShare payment.
Everyone knew extra federal food stamp allotments would end. But the timing couldn’t be worse.
Though advocates and recipients alike anticipated the eventual end of the pandemic payments, the unexpectedly abrupt loss of these extra benefits comes at a time when even families with means are seeing their money stretch less far at the grocery store.
Hunger Task Force prepares families and seniors for the ending of extra FoodShare COVID-19 pandemic payments
Due to federal action, the last extra FoodShare COVID-19 pandemic payment is February 19, 2023. Hunger Task Force will begin preparing families and seniors for the ending of extra FoodShare COVID-19 pandemic benefits.
Spring 2023 Nutrition Education Quarterly available online
Hunger Task Force doesn’t just feed people in our community – we help along their health journeys, too. Hunger Task Force offers a robust Nutrition Education Program committed to providing useful tools to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Check out this seasonal edition of our Nutrition Education Quarterly. Explore this seasonal publication for helpful tips on healthy eating, cooking skills, budget-friendly shopping and ways to fit physical activity in your day.
Hunger Task Force Included in Food Access Research Publication
During the pandemic, Hunger Task Force worked with a research team to study how federal nutrition programs played a vital role in averting crisis levels of hunger. The paper was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research.