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What's your favorite holiday food?
15 Nov

What's your favorite holiday food?

There are many cultures and traditions represented throughout our MOM community. Recently, we polled our clients to learn about favorite holiday foods.

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Future Foam Gleans and Delivers Fresh Veggies to MOM
09 Nov

Future Foam Gleans and Delivers Fresh Veggies to MOM

Each year, at the end of the growing season, employees from Future Foam, led by Scott Diaczun, trek out to The Tree Farm, a U-Pick farm in Cross Plains, to rescue the final vegetables of the season before they are plowed under. The produce is then donated to MOM. Although this year, conditions brought a cool 33 degrees and a bit of mud, the Future Foam team prevailed.

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Holding on to Hope
17 Nov

Holding on to Hope

A recent letter we received at MOM explained how our services have made a difference for one family in our community. This mother wrote, "These past two years have been beyond difficult. We will always remember with thankful hearts all MOM did during our time without a job and my cancer."

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Why I Give: Jonathan, age 7
05 Nov

Why I Give: Jonathan, age 7

I give to MOM because food is really important. Instead of gifts for my birthday, I asked for frosting and cake mix to give to MOM—because I like my birthday to be a giving day. I really like thinking about other kids having happy birthdays because I shared. And it’s fun to drop it off at the pantry!

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Why I Give: George Mavroulis, MOM Board Member
31 Oct

Why I Give: George Mavroulis, MOM Board Member

I have seen the positive impact that MOM has had on children and families for the past 27 years as an administrator in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. MOM's services provide the basic needs that many families do not have on their own. It is an honor to support and serve MOM and its mission to prevent homelessness and end hunger.

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Why I Give: Tricia Nolan, MOM Board Member
31 Oct

Why I Give: Tricia Nolan, MOM Board Member

The news, the politics, the divisiveness, the vitriol… sometimes it all seems pretty overwhelming. I fervently believe one thing everyone can agree on is that no child in our community should be hungry. I give to not only end hunger in our community, but I give to find common ground with neighbors and strangers alike.

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Why I Give: Omar Rodriguez, MOM Board Member
31 Oct

Why I Give: Omar Rodriguez, MOM Board Member

As a first generation Mexican immigrant, raised by a single parent mother, I recall her often working two or three jobs to make ends meet. Although the love within our household was abundant, resources were often scarce. As a member of the MOM Board of Directors and Middleton Community, my family and I give to MOM in hopes of providing families with hope, joy and opportunity to break bread together, to create long-lasting memories. Through these acts, our children are also reminded of our humble beginnings, while experiencing the gift of giving and gratefulness for all of our blessings.

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Why We Give: Terry and Bob Smith, MOM Volunteers
31 Oct

Why We Give: Terry and Bob Smith, MOM Volunteers

We give because Bob and I both grew up in loving houses where finances were tight. Our families were usually able to make ends meet, but just barely. We were so lucky they did. MOM is one of our favorite places to give, because they are so exceptionally good at connecting members of our community—those that have something to give (some time, financial support, a caring smile) with those that are in need.

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Why I Give: Susannah Gustafson, MOM Board Member
31 Oct

Why I Give: Susannah Gustafson, MOM Board Member

As a mom to three kids, I love to make meals that my kids want to eat. I can’t imagine what it would feel like as a parent to not be able to give your kids the healthy, tasty food they want and need. I give so that every parent in our community can provide food for their family, regardless of their circumstances.

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Why I Give: Starr Grass Band
30 Oct

Why I Give: Starr Grass Band

Siblings Lucas, Lucy and Laura are local musicians who use their talents to support MOM and make a difference for other kids in their community. They play music at the Westside Community Farmer’s Market, setting out a hat to collect donations as people pass by. Then they contribute what they raise to MOM. Here's why they do it.

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