Press Releases

David Lee Named Executive Director of Feeding Wisconsin

August 25, 2014
Milwaukee, Wis. – Feeding Wisconsin, formerly named, Wisconsin Association of Feeding America Food Banks, has selected David Lee as its new Executive Director. Lee will lead the organization in its efforts to ensure that struggling Wisconsinites have access to the food and benefits they need to be their best. Lee is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader with over a decade of experience in community relations and public affairs, specializing in anti-hunger programming and advocacy.
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Feeding Wisconsin's Response to the Governor's Budget

February 12, 2015
Earlier this week, Governor Walker released his proposed state budget which contains some proposals that may affect the food security of Wisconsin families.
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Feeding Wisconsin Receives CNCS Grant

August 28, 2015
Feeding Wisconsin received a $49,370 grant award from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to evaluate and explore the feasibility of an AmeriCorps program that will engage members to help families with low-incomes living throughout the state access to the nutritious food they need to fuel their lives.
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September is Hunger Action Month

September 1, 2015
Feeding Wisconsin and its member food banks join Feeding America food banks and hunger-relief organizations throughout the nation to observe Hunger Action Month to raise awareness of the issue of hunger throughout the month of September.
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Feeding Wisconsin joins call to reinstate ABAWD waiver in FoodShare program

March 23, 2016
On Tuesday, four members of Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation delivered a letter to Governor Walker urging him to reinstate the federal waiver to allow Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs) to access the FoodShare Program without restriction in the 20 counties and 10 cities in Wisconsin with continued high unemployment. Feeding Wisconsin, the statewide association of the six Feeding America food banks operating in Wisconsin, joins with the many local groups and anti-hunger organizations in supporting this effort.
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Feeding Wisconsin receives $50,000 Walmart State Giving grant

April 18, 2016
Feeding Wisconsin is one of 14 organizations in Wisconsin to receive a Walmart State Giving grant. Its grant of $50,000 will allow Feeding Wisconsin to partner with the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen to pilot an innovative product transformation program.
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Feeding Wisconsin asks Dairy State to Take Action to End Hunger this September

August 31, 2016
This September Feeding Wisconsin and its network of participating food banks, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 48 million Americans, including 15 million children, are food insecure, according to the USDA.
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Feeding Wisconsin Concerned About New FoodShare Proposal

January 23, 2017
While Feeding Wisconsin shares Governor Walker's goal to fight hunger by increasing employment, it is concerns that his new FoodShare proposal may unintentionally reduce FoodShare benefits for Wisconsin families and their children working through a tough patch in their lives.
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Statewide Hunger Summit Brings Leaders Together to Fight Hunger, Improve Health & Strengthen Communities

May 8, 2017
Experts on health and hunger from across the state, as well as state and local leaders will come together to search for solutions during Feeding Wisconsin’s second annual Hunger and Health Summit at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, May 9 & 10. The theme of the Summit is “Forward Together.”
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Feeding Wisconsin Receives $102,000 Grant from Walmart Foundation

August 14, 2017
Feeding Wisconsin today announced a $102,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help fight hunger, improve health and strengthen communities through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) education and outreach, known as FoodShare in Wisconsin.
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Feeding Wisconsin Statement on HR 2

May 18, 2018
Press statement attributable to Feeding Wisconsin Executive Director David Lee on the House's rejection of H.R. 2.
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Media Statement on Senate Farm Bill

June 13, 2018
Media Statement attributed to David Lee, Feeding Wisconsin Executive Director, on the Senate Agriculture Committee's passage of the Farm Bill.
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Media Statement on Senate Farm Bill Passage

June 29, 2018
Feeding Wisconsin media statement of Senate Farm Bill passage, attributable to David Lee.
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Feeding Wisconsin Receives $106,000 from Walmart Foundation

August 16, 2018
Feeding Wisconsin Receives $106,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation for SNAP Education, Outreach, and Capacity Building Efforts
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Feeding Wisconsin Awarded DATCP Food Security Initiative Funding For COVID-19 Response and Recovery

September 10, 2020
Feeding Wisconsin received two grant awards through the Food Security Initiative administered by the WI DATCP. Feeding Wisconsin’s network was awarded $2.2 Million via the COVID-19 Food Security Network Support Grant and just over $5 Million via the COVID-19 Food Security and Wisconsin Products Grant.
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Feeding Wisconsin Joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

October 20, 2020
Feeding Wisconsin, in partnership with the National Council on Aging, has joined a nationwide effort to fight senior hunger by dramatically increasing participation by eligible seniors in the SNAP program. Feeding Wisconsin is grateful for a grant from NCOA to support our outreach activities to meet these goals.
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