Hunger Task Force works to end future hunger through advocacy—standing up for those who can’t stand alone. Advocacy is identifying problems and advancing policy solutions through research, public pressure, coalitions and direct lobbying. Advocacy is also identifying and organizing champions to raise their voices to make positive change.
We work with elected officials and government agencies to strengthen and improve programs that feed families in our community, and elevate stories of champions to amplify the impact that policy changes have on hungry families.
Hunger Task Force was founded in 1974 by a group of parent advocates to support a school breakfast program in Milwaukee Public Schools. That work continues today and is part of our Mission Statement: “We work to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow.”
How We Advocate
One of the most important ways we work to end hunger is working with elected officials, government agencies and citizen advocates to strengthen and improve important food security programs on the national, state and local level. These programs—including the FoodShare program; Women, Infants and Children; School Meals; Summer Meals; and senior nutrition programs—feed families in our community and make sure our champions have the chance to raise their voices to make positive change and end hunger in Wisconsin.
Hunger Task Force advocates every day to end hunger by:
Telling stories of the people we help every day with our community
Mobilizing volunteers to take action on behalf of Hunger Task Force
Educating officials and key decision makers on the impact of hunger within their community
Lobbying for social policies that feed families
Why YOU Should Advocate:
Anyone can be an advocate by speaking up about important issues. We need your help to ensure hungry families in Milwaukee—and Wisconsin, and nationwide! —get the help and support they need to survive feed themselves and their families.
Sign up to join our citizen advocacy group, Voices Against Hunger, to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in Wisconsin and take action.
Visit our Action Center to contact your local representatives and move the needle on important issues today