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Spotlight: Hunger Task Force Stories

Why You Should Sign Up for Voices Against Hunger to Help Eliminate Hunger in Wisconsin

Why You Should Sign Up for Voices Against Hunger to Help Eliminate Hunger in Wisconsin

Hunger Task Force recently relaunched Voices Against Hunger – our citizen advocacy group – to create a space to advocate together to promote social policies to end future hunger. Joining Voices Against Hunger is a quick, impactful way to influence effective anti-hunger public policy. We sat down with Reno Wright, our Advocacy Director, for a quick discussion about the Voices Against Hunger and the benefits of being a member.

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U.S. Army Reserve and Milwaukee Police Department Host Ruck March Benefiting Hunger Task Force

U.S. Army Reserve and Milwaukee Police Department Host Ruck March Benefiting Hunger Task Force

For the fifth consecutive year, reservists and police officers are helping keep our Milwaukee neighbors fed with their Annual 10K Ruck March! Thank you to the U.S. Army Reserve Alpha Company 3-334 Drill Sergeant Unit and Milwaukee Police Department for making the journey from the District 3 Police Department to Merrill Park on foot during their annual Ruck March. They collected and marched over 2,850 lbs. of food for local seniors, families and kids.

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Use Your Voice! Ensure WIC Stays Strong for Milwaukee Families

A powerful call to action from Reno Wright, Advocacy Director, Hunger Task Force:Our children's health depends on us, and today I’m reaching out with an important advocacy action for our community to take collectively. The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program...

Hunger Task Force 2023 Annual Report now available online

Hunger Task Force is proud to report that we have become stronger, more resilient and more capable than ever before, thanks to the generous support of our community! As Milwaukee's only Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin's anti-hunger leader, our mission...

Hunger Task Force Farm – Small Acres, Big Productivity

By: Mid-West Farm Report, Madison – podcast Good soil practices are paying financial dividends for farmers in some states in the upper Midwest, and Wisconsin may soon join in.  Bob Bosold talks to Jack Cornell with the United Soybean Board about Farmers for Soil...

WISN 12 Features the Importance of Volunteering at Hunger Task Force

Station Partners with Hunger Task Force on an Initiative Throughout 2024 to Fight Hunger in Southeastern WisconsinBy: Diana Gutierrez, WISN 12 News MILWAUKEE (WISN) — WISN 12 is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a promise of more service to the community. We're...

Nominations Open! 2024 School Breakfast Champion

We want to show some love to the everyday champions who make school breakfast possible for kids. It takes a village - teachers, principals, superintendents, custodians, cafeteria staff, advocates - the list goes on. We want to hear from you! Is there someone in your...

Replacement for FoodShare Benefits

Current FoodShare members who lose food purchased with FoodShare benefits due to a flood, a fire, or other household misfortune, can request the replacement benefits from the State. Per the FoodShare handbook, a loss of power for four (4) hours or more can qualify as...

Urgent Action Needed: Ensure WIC Stays Strong for Every Family!

A powerful call to action from Reno Wright, Advocacy Director, Hunger Task Force:Our children's health depends on us, and today I’m reaching out with an important advocacy action for our community to take collectively. The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program...

Wisconsin will replace FoodShare aid when outages spoil food, but filing requests isn’t easy

The federal government funds FoodShare through its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. It allows states to replace funds for households that lose food to misfortunes like refrigerator malfunctions, power outages or flooding. Nearly 26,000 FoodShare households in Wisconsin received $3.1 million in replacement benefits between December 2022 and November 2023. That’s far less than the up to $34 million in food that FoodShare households potentially lost from January’s storm alone, according to a state estimate.

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