MOM buildings are closed through MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 due to a major Parking Lot Reconstruction, a few additional days beyond our planned closure.
Middleton Outreach Ministry is ending hunger and preventing homelessness for neighbors in West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains. through progressive food programs, case management, and housing assistance. MOM hosts one of the largest food pantries in Dane County. 48% of those served through MOM are children.
Mr. Middleton. The very best of our community. The right Dad for MOM. The kindest person you will ever meet. Role model. A community hero, and friend. Those are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Al Ripp over the past weeks. Our hearts broke when we heard that Al Ripp, Executive Director of Middleton Outreach Ministry, passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2017.
Our families and individuals are up against what can seem like insurmountable odds. They will bring with them incredible courage and resilience, and we will be here to offer the help and hope needed to help them get through tough times. MOM has the privilege to distribute hope in times of darkness and in times of joy.
What kinds of donations to MOM most help meet the need? Should you donate food or make a financial donation? What is the difference between a Food Pantry and a Food Bank?
On Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25, 600 children from around the West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains areas received a backpack full of school supplies thanks to the community, giving them a boost of confidence on their upcoming first day of school. In its 18th year, the School Supply program provides school-aged children, teens, and back-to-school adults with items that they will need to help them be successful in the upcoming year.
Ellen Carlson, Communications and Marketing Manager, has assumed the role of Interim Executive Director at Middleton Outreach Ministry, and will serve in that position until a permanent Executive Director is chosen by the Board of Directors.
"As a kid, there was a stretch where I remember watching cartoons on Saturday mornings hungry in our trailer in Charleston, Illinois. Now I #volunteer on Saturday mornings so local kids can have breakfast before their cartoons. #giveback #keeppurposeconstant " - MOM Volunteer
Curve Shop, a local plus-size pop-up consignment sale, recently made a donation of over 800 pounds of wonderful, high-quality plus-sized clothing to the Clothing Center. After the Curve Shop sale, consignors had the ability to donate their unsold items directly to MOM.
Payton (second from the right) wanted to hold a soccer camp for kids ages 4-8 in the neighborhood over the summer, so she got some of her friends together to help. They were also looking for a way to benefit a local charity, so the five girls, all going into 5th grade at Glacier Creek Middle School this coming year, set to planning.
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