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Mission:  Possible
23 Dec

Mission: Possible

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.

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From Struggle to Strength, to Service
22 Nov

From Struggle to Strength, to Service

“As a volunteer, nothing beats walking a family through a food pantry for the first time. To me, volunteering means being the smiling face to families who are stressed. I just say, “Let’s get some food. It’s going to be alright.”

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The Food System doesn't take a Holiday
02 Sep

The Food System doesn't take a Holiday

MOM had an extra busy day in its sorting area on Friday. An extra twenty volunteers filled the pantry during a normally quiet afternoon, unloading and sorting pallets upon pallets of boxes of food, thanks to two extra truck fulls of food, given to MOM by Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Meet the Volunteers behind those piles of clothing!
29 Oct

Meet the Volunteers behind those piles of clothing!

Hats, mittens, and gloves off to the amazing volunteers who donate their time in the MOM Clothing Center! Through their efforts, MOM continues to be a place where our neighbors feel comfortable visiting and leave with smiles on their faces (and a new outfit!)

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Volunteer Spotlight:  Janet Bybee
01 Mar

Volunteer Spotlight: Janet Bybee

You probably know Janet because, for more than seven years, she has dedicated her time and heart to MOM’s mission, clients and volunteers as often as she can.

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Tuna Sorters to the Rescue
07 Jul

Tuna Sorters to the Rescue

Youth from St. Andrews toured MOM to find out more about how they can be of service to their community.

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Volunteers go above and beyond
06 Jul

Volunteers go above and beyond

"Rather than throwing the broken eggs away, they painstakingly went through dozens and dozens of eggs saving those possible, washing them carefully, and repackaging them into new egg cartons, so that those who come to MOM can have this versatile protein packed food."

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Why I volunteer
15 Jun

Why I volunteer

"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

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Congratulations to this year's Community Volunteer Awards winners!
04 May

Congratulations to this year's Community Volunteer Awards winners!

The United Way of Dane County Community Volunteer Awards takes the opportunity to highlight the enormous benefits volunteers bring to our community. Leading by example, the nominees and award recipients encourage everyone to engage in their community through volunteerism.

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
01 May

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

A client says thank you to the Seniors Program volunteers for beautifying her garden.

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