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A $5,000 Challenge for new donors
01 Jul

A $5,000 Challenge for new donors

If you’ve been thinking about making a donation to support MOM, but have never donated or have not donated for the past three years—this may be the perfect time!

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Hunger doesn’t take a summer break.
11 Jul

Hunger doesn’t take a summer break.

Summer puts more kids at risk for hunger, because those who receive free and reduced lunch/breakfast at school may now be home alone, facing an empty fridge, while mom or dad is at work.

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Ellen Carlson accepts role as MOM Interim Executive Director
13 Jul

Ellen Carlson accepts role as MOM Interim Executive Director

Ellen Carlson, Communications and Marketing Manager, has assumed the role of Interim Executive Director at Middleton Outreach Ministry, and will serve in that position until a permanent Executive Director is chosen by the Board of Directors.

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Al Ripp, a compassionate leader.
22 Jun

Al Ripp, a compassionate leader.

Mr. Middleton. The very best of our community. The right Dad for MOM. The kindest person you will ever meet. Role model. A community hero, and friend. Those are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Al Ripp over the past weeks. Our hearts broke when we heard that Al Ripp, Executive Director of Middleton Outreach Ministry, passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2017.

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Spring brings the Hope of New Beginnings
17 May

Spring brings the Hope of New Beginnings

Good nutrition is important for everyone but especially for children. A child’s growing body requires a variety of vitamins, minerals and proteins for healthy development. Their brains need healthy nutrition in order to develop normal cognitive, motor, social and emotional skills.

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Middleton Youth and Mead & Hunt team up to End Hunger at Canstruction® Madison
13 Apr

Middleton Youth and Mead & Hunt team up to End Hunger at Canstruction® Madison

Youth from the Middleton Youth Center and Kromrey Builders Club have been working with Mead & Hunt to design a structure for this year's Canstruction® Madison competition, incorporating this year's theme, "Can Film Festival".

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.
04 Apr

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

Mary was recently divorced, working part time, looking for full time work. Her power was due to be shut off on the very day she came to MOM to meet with a case manager.

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In the News:  The Working Poor
04 Apr

In the News: The Working Poor

"According to a recent report from the USDA, an increasing share of individuals who receive benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, also known as food stamps, live in households where at least one person is working. Nearly 32 percent of SNAP households are home to at least one wage-earner, according to the most recent data on the program, compared to only 19.6 percent in 1989, as far back as USDA data is available."

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In the News:  Helping Hungry Students
04 Apr

In the News: Helping Hungry Students

"Feeling hungry feels scary. If satisfying their stomach makes them feel less afraid, less anxious, more cared for ... everything else becomes easier."

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In the News:  The Housing Market
01 Jul

In the News: The Housing Market

A study commissioned by Dane County last year concluded the county needs to produce between 16,000 and 31,000 low-cost housing units in the next 26 years to meet existing and future needs. In Madison, virtually all of the post-recession increase in supply has been in units unaffordable to households making less than $40,000, said Matt Wachter, the city's housing initiatives specialist."

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