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Inspiration in Eau Claire

In late March, our executive director met some inspiring hunger fighters in West Central Wisconsin at Feed My People Food Bank's Partner Agency Conference.

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2017 Lobby Visits

Last week, we were in Washington DC for the annual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, where over 1,300 advocates from across the nation converged on our nation's capital for two days of best practice sharing, networking, and learning. The conference culminated in our annual Hill Day where we took to Capitol Hill to visit our entire Congressional delegation to talk about our hunger fighting priorities for the year. With the uncertainties swirling in DC, it was more important than ever before for us to be there to tell the stories of the friends and neighbors we serve.

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Collaborating for Impact

Earlier this week, we made a return trip up north to Ashland and Bayfield to continue engaging the local community about how an AmeriCorps supported program might add value to current and existing efforts to fight hunger. While many of the local leaders knew each other, this was the first time many of them had been in a meeting together to discuss food insecurity in the Northwoods. Why, given the high rates of food insecurity in these communities, is deep collaboration difficult?

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The Self-Reliance of Asking for Help

On a recent trip through the Northwoods of Wisconsin to learn about the challenges and opportunities to expand hunger fighting capacity in local communities, many common themes emerged - seasonal employment, the vast distances and the lack of dependable transportation - most of which community members and elected officials are already working on. But there was one cultural challenge that had no easy solution: Sisu. Learn more about Sisu and its corollary cultural value in America.

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Grand Opening in Little Chute

It seems like just yesterday we were all standing on an empty plot of land to break ground for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin's new facility in Little Chute. And now just a mere 6 months later, a beautiful, new 40,000 square foot facility is up and open to better serve the needs of the community. It has everything you'd want in a local community food bank, except for one thing. Find out the one thing it doesn't have and when it will get it.

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