Our Partner: Hunger Task Force of Wisconsin
Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow.
We look forward to working with Hunger Task Force of Wisconsin to provide fresh produce to those in need!
In 2012 FINNEGANS $3,745.74 was donated to purchase fresh, local produce in WI.
Hunger in Wisconsin
Hunger is a real issue that is faced by families across the state of Wisconsin. Statewide, around 573,800 people live in a household in which they do not know where their next meal is going to come from. These homes represent almost 1 in each 11 homes in Wisconsin.
But how serious is this problem? Many of those that are included in these homes who are in the greatest need – 37% are under the age of 18 and 7% are senior citizens. In west central Wisconsin alone, more than 14,500 people each month rely on food received from Feed My People programs for their very next meal. About 39% of these are children – that’s 5,600 hungry kids!
The Farms, Gardens and Farmers Markets (local produce only)
Stoney Acres Farm, Athens WI http://stoneyacresfarm.net/
Community Action Madison – Garden on Site
Castle Rock Farms, Osseo WI http://www.castlerockfarms.net/
Salvation Army – Fox Cities’ – Garden Partnership
In the works: Riley Farms, Edgerton WI & Hermanson’s Pumpkin Patch, Edgerton WI http://hermansonpumpkinpatch.webs.com/