Canstruction®Madison is a competition where teams build incredible, highly imaginative structures out of canned goods and packaged food they have purchased or collected. After the competition, all the food is donated to MOM's Food Pantry. Canstruction®Madison invites the public to view the structures and contribute their own donation of canned food to help end hunger.
Following a year where MOM distributed unprecedented amount of food to people in need, MOM will go for the Gold in the Olympic feat to end hunger in the community.
This year's Celebrity Judge is internationally known Women's Soccer Player and Olympic medalist, Lindsay Tarpley. In 2003, Tarpley was named Soccer America Player of the Year and led the University of North Carolina to the national title. On the international level, she helped the U.S. win gold medals in the 2004 and 2008
The free community event following the building of the structures will take place on Thursday, May 1st at KEVA Sports Center in Middleton and will be great fun for the whole family. Besides viewing and voting for favorite structures, there will be food concessions and children's activities. The site is sponsored by KEVA Sports Center.
Date: June 13 and 14, 2014 More Information: TheKurt.org
The Kurt W. Saupe Foundation, Inc. proudly presents The Kurt, our second annual sports and music festival to be held June 13-21, 2014 in Madison. The Kurt is presented by our generous sponsors, Northwestern Mutual and The Policy Group, and offers a series of charity events to benefit MOM.
Kurt Saupe was a wonderful father, husband, scientist, teacher and athlete. He passed away in June after a long battle with leukemia. It was Kurt's wish that something good come from his passing; he asked that his friends and family find a way to remember him by supporting the work of MOM.
FCI started this event as a means to support both the arts and civic awareness of families in need through the efforts of Middleton Outreach Ministry.
For more than 30 years, MOM has led a community-wide effort to prevent homelessness & end hunger in West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains, a service area that totals more than 60,000 people. With the help of business partners, area schools, affiliated churches, service clubs and hundreds of volunteers, MOM helps those who need them most by providing basic needs: Food, Clothing, Housing & Emergency Funds, Help for Seniors and Seasonal Programs.
Taste of the Capital
Date: October, 2014
Join us for the Taste of the Capital, a benefit for MOM, where you'll sample food from around the globe right here at the Capital Brewery. We'll expertly pair each course with Capital Brewery beer tastings.
Presented by Community Change and Capital Brewery.
Many MOM clients have benefited from their involved in the Food Pantry Garden. One successful gardener, Imelda, enjoyed her experience so much that by the end of the 2012 growing season she asked to be included in the garden again in 2013. Last year her garden output was so profuse she no longer needed to obtain fresh produce from the Food Pantry, instead enjoyed the vegetables and fruit of her own labors.
In the last 12 months, MOM's assistance kept the lights on for 740 people, 50% of which were children.