Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dane County is projected to see a 63% increase in the number of residents who experience food insecurity.
A local food bank will buy dairy, meat and produce from Dane County farmers struggling with the economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. That food will stock pantries for residents who are also facing financial hardships.
Since mid-March, the nonprofit has helped give out 3,300 books to 2,053 kids while doing so in ways that follow public health guidelines.
The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County and United Way of Dane County said the goal is to "provide financial relief for those hit hardest" by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The Weekend Food Bag program is new this year at Thoreau Elementary School and is a community-led effort that provides 50 bags each weekend to students in need.
Formed this summer, the Food for Success coalition collectively runs eight in-school Madison food pantries and a few child-focused programs out of school.
The Teaching Assistants' Association, the oldest graduate student employee union in the U.S., has a long history of fighting for higher wages and fee relief.
Madison-area residents who are regulars at food pantries and meal sites are getting an abundance of good food this week, thanks to the Epic Systems users group meetings in Verona.
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Nearly 60,000 FoodShare recipients have lost benefits since 2015 after not gaining employment.
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I have had the opportunity, or maybe privilege is a better word, to volunteer at one of Dane County’s busiest food pantries.
In the discussion of food pantries, there’s always the assertion of fairness. Is "enabling” ultimately fair to that segment of society?
As food stamp benefits drop starting Friday, local food pantries are preparing for a hike in demand.
A 10-month study sowed seeds for wider efforts in schools, pantries and neighborhood centers, leaders say.
Community Action Coalition had decided it couldn't afford to provide turkeys this year to food pantries. Now a joint grant makes that possible.
Food, clothing and shelter are areas where the community is best able -- and most likely -- to step in and take up the slack, says Human Services Department director Lynn Green.
Want something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving? Give as well as receive.
Chris Brockel has been food and gardens division manager for the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin for the last six years, a time that has seen the national slow food/grow local/buy local movement mushroom.