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Back in November 2022, Jules Lee joined the Feeding Wisconsin Statewide team as the FoodShare Outreach Program Director, a role focused on optimizing utilization of Wisconsin’s supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits that help people buy food during period of need and instability. What excites Jules about this role is they feel life has come full circle: from walking with their Mother as a child to pick up their SNAP benefits, to listening to patrons at Middleton Outreach Ministry share their challenges with food insecurity. They feel fortunate to be on the Feeding Wisconsin team.Read More
Feeding Wisconsin team members help our neighbors statewide apply for FoodShare and other resources: Meet Jordan Cortes
Jordan Cortes is a Bilingual Outreach Specialist for Feeding Wisconsin. Jordan is originally from Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. He has lived in Madison for eight years and joined the Helpline staff two years ago. As a Bilingual Outreach Specialist, he appreciates that he is able to welcome people from all different backgrounds to learn more about FoodShare, help those eligible to apply, and refer them to other public assistance resources if needed.Read More
Lana Raffensperger is a dedicated Hunger Fighter whose childhood experience with hunger inspired a lifelong passion to help people who do not have enough food. Among the many ways she volunteers to help her community, for the past ten years, Lana has been responsible for gathering volunteers for Second Harvest Southern Wisconsin’s mobile pantry in Beaver Dam. Currently year-round outdoors, Lana’s tireless outreach and joyful leadership (often in costumes!) inspires new and returning volunteers to come together monthly to unload the large truck, organize the food, and serve their neighbors as they put much needed food in cars with a smile.Read More
Thanks to a generous donation from the Walmart Foundation, we are deploying strategies to reduce stigma and raise awareness of our FoodShare Outreach program throughout 45 rural counties in the state.Read More