Showing entries tagged: 'food-drive'
The shutdown of the federal government is heading toward its fourth week, making it the longest shutdown in U.S. history and leaving over 800,000 federal workers, including nearly 29,000 living in Wisconsin, furloughed or working without pay. We are concerned on two fronts about a prolonged government shutdown. The first, of course, is that 29,000 federal employees living in Wisconsin, working hard and playing by the rules, are currently not receiving paychecks. While the government is shutdown, the need for food or the need to pay the mortgage or the car payment does not. The challenges and uncertainties that these federal workers are now facing are just like the challenges that many other of our friends and neighbors face when they are not earning enough money or working enough hours due to no fault of their own.Read More
What's it like to celebrate the holidays living with a low-income? Lisa Williams, our resident storyteller and blogger, shares some of her feelings about the holidays and her experiences growing up with a low income in the Mississippi Delta, in Chicago, and as an adult in Milwaukee.Read More
Donors and donations come in all shapes and sizes. Learn more about how our food banks are locally owned and supported by donors just like you and how you can donate more than just a bag of groceries.Read More
Do you watch the show "Adam Ruins Everything" on TruTV? It's sort of as if Alton Brown's "Good Eats" got mashed up with "Mythbusters." It's a fun little show, if you like having everything you hold dear ruined. Well just in time for the holidays, Adam recently "ruined" canned food drives. You can watch the video here for yourself.Read More