WBIA BLOG

Hunger Action Month

1 in 6 Americans struggles with hunger.

It’s a difficult reality to face, but there are people in America, in each of our communities, who have difficulty feeding their families. The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is proud to be a partner of Feeding America in Wisconsin and over the next couple of weeks we will be posting content related to the food insecurities felt by many Americans.

Feeding America

Today, we urge you to learn a little about Feeding America and their Invest an Acre program. Through the work of this organization, founded in 1982, hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites have enjoyed a good meal when they needed it.

Through warehouses in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley, Feeding America in WI distributes more than 22 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 pantries, meal programs and other nonprofit agencies that serve 330,000 people in eastern Wisconsin.

Their Milwaukee distribution center provides food to nearly 800 nonprofit programs in nine counties and their Fox Valley branch provides food to 200 nonprofit programs in 27 counties.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin was founded in 1982 by the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. Since a first donation of a bushel of apples, they have distributed more than 330 million pounds of food to the hungry in our state!

 

We hope you’ll visit them at FeedingAmericaWI.org and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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