In honor of National Bakery Day on Friday, September 17th, Wisconsin bakers are partnering with Feeding Wisconsin by hosting food drives at local family-owned bakeries in communities across the state! WBA invites all to "dough-nate" nonperishable food items at participating local bakeries or raising dough for Feeding Wisconsin by making an online donation.
Funds raised will be distributed to all six Feeding America affiliated food banks serving families in all 72 counties in Wisconsin! In 2020, the Feeding Wisconsin network distributed 79 million pounds of food to those in need, a 62% increase over 2019.
The current crisis is likely to reverse decreases in food insecurity that have occurred over the past decade. As of March 2021, Feeding America National estimates that in CY2021, 605,650 Wisconsinites or 10.4% will experience food insecurity. This includes 204,600 Wisconsin children or 16.2% of Wisconsin's children. We anticipate that demand will continue far beyond 2021 as the pandemic and resulting economic crisis continues to take a toll on our communities, especially those experiencing food insecurity.
Click here more information about donating. Together, we are leading the way Forward toward a healthy and hunger-free Wisconsin.