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Garden Update 2020
22 Oct

Garden Update 2020

The MOM Family Garden flourished despite the challenges of COVID this year. Our 20 garden volunteers sowed, weeded, watered, and harvested 3500 pounds of vegetables for the 18 client families who participated in the program throughout the season.

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Meet MOM's Food Security Manager, Jules Lee
22 Oct

Meet MOM's Food Security Manager, Jules Lee

Welcome to our Food Security Manager, Jules Lee!

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Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Food Pantry
24 Apr

Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Food Pantry

Thanks to the support of the community, the Food Pantry has grown and adapted to meet the needs of people in our community and reflect current best practices. We have gone from distributing 34,000 pounds in 1990 to 1.3 million pounds in 2019.

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Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Food Pantry draft
17 Mar

Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Food Pantry draft

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Donate Culturally Relevant Food to MOM
09 Jan

Donate Culturally Relevant Food to MOM

You may be familiar with our Top 10 list. But did you know about our Always Welcome Items? This list includes culturally relevant foods that we seek to make available to families and individual who visit our pantry.

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MOM Receives Produce from UW’s Seed to Kitchen Project
09 Jan

MOM Receives Produce from UW’s Seed to Kitchen Project

The University of Wisconsin's Seed to Kitchen project produces about 20,000 pounds of consumable extra produce. Rather than let this go to waste, the Seed to Kitchen project donates it to local food pantries. MOM is one of the recipients.

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Share Your Garden's Bounty
12 Mar

Share Your Garden's Bounty

MOM’s Food Pantry welcomes clean, trimmed produce, including fruit, donated by local growers. Read on to learn what items we're most in need of.

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Making a Difference for Families in Crisis
12 Mar

Making a Difference for Families in Crisis

“I can’t tell you how often MOM is on my mind and how much I appreciated the help you gave me at one of the worst times of my life. It’s really tough on the psyche when you literally don’t have even one thing in your kitchen cupboards or refrigerator.” These are the words we recently heard from Carol, a former client of MOM. Read Carol's story here.

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Ashton 4H Group Donates Dairy Products to MOM
01 Mar

Ashton 4H Group Donates Dairy Products to MOM

Inspiration to support MOM's mission to End Hunger comes in many forms. Recently, members of the Ashton 4H Go-Getters combined their love for dairy, support for MOM, and honor for Al Ripp, MOM's former Executive Director who passed away in 2017.

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UW Health Chefs Share Crockpot Recipes at MOM
29 Jan

UW Health Chefs Share Crockpot Recipes at MOM

A little over a year ago, some staff from Culinary Services at UW Health sat down to brainstorm what they could do to make a difference in the community for those suffering from food insecurity and limited food choices. They knew they wanted to partner with an organization reaching these people. Gradually, a plan to began to unfold. In the past year, that plan has continued to grow, their efforts expanding to make an even bigger impact in the community than they could’ve ever envisioned at that first meeting.

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