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You can help seniors stay in their homes.
30 Oct

You can help seniors stay in their homes.

Henry has lived in his home for 47 years. He knows everyone on his street, goes to the church around the corner and shops at the grocery store a few blocks away. As he has gotten older though, staying in his home has gotten more difficult. Without help, Henry may have to leave his home. Research says severing connections and leaving their communities can be traumatic for older adults, increasing feelings of isolation and even decreasing quality and length of life.

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You can help families keep their electricity on.
30 Oct

You can help families keep their electricity on.

Brianna and her husband, Mark, were excited when they learned they would be having their second baby. Then some pregnancy complications meant Brianna had to leave her job sooner than they planned. Without her income, Brianna and Mark didn't have enough funds to pay their utility bill for several months during the summer—and their power was shut off. Research says living without electricity can cause health impacts and significant discomfort, as well as disrupt family routines and social supports.

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You can give young children the nutrition they need to grow and learn.
30 Oct

You can give young children the nutrition they need to grow and learn.

At age two, Daxx never holds still. He is always on the go, always exploring and learning. But last month, Daxx’s dad lost his job. To make their limited savings last longer, Daxx’s dad now only buys the cheapest food he can find. Research says not getting sufficient nutrition could affect Daxx’s cognitive development, decreasing his curiosity and his ability to absorb new information.

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You can make sure kids have the food they need to succeed academically.
30 Oct

You can make sure kids have the food they need to succeed academically.

Amy loves doing her math homework. She loves it so much that she usually gets the homework for the whole week done on the first night. Recently, Amy’s mother can’t afford to buy food and pay rent. Sometimes Amy is hungry when she goes to bed at night. Research says hunger could prevent Amy from excelling in math.

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The Garden is a Place of Healing
04 Oct

The Garden is a Place of Healing

Lisa had relied on the food pantry garden for food and as a place to learn new skills and spend time with new friends, volunteers Dan and Eileen. When Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer, the garden became something even more for her. It became a place of healing.

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New Staff Member in Distribution Center
04 Oct

New Staff Member in Distribution Center

Because of your support, we've been able to think about the impact that we can have on those most vulnerable in our community in an open-minded possibility-filled strategic way. We added a program director in July and are now excited to add Sarah Bogen. Sarah, who has been a volunteer with MOM in the Food Pantry and at the Mobile Food Pantry, joined us as our new Distribution Center Assistant on September 24.

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Produce ban lifted
31 Aug

Produce ban lifted

Thank you all for your patience and understanding while we had to put a hold on accepting produce donations after the flooding. We are now able to accept produce again!

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Emergency food and clothing for people affected by the flood
23 Aug

Emergency food and clothing for people affected by the flood

MOM is offering emergency food bags and one-time use clothing center vouchers to anyone that has been affected by the flood. For more information, contact us at 608-836-7338.

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MOM’s Food Pantry Gardens Provide Fresh Fruits and Veggies for Local Families
17 Aug

MOM’s Food Pantry Gardens Provide Fresh Fruits and Veggies for Local Families

Once again this summer, MOM’s food pantry gardens are helping pantry clients access fresh fruit and vegetables—and bring them directly from the garden to their tables.

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MOM Hires New Program Director
27 Jul

MOM Hires New Program Director

We're excited to introduce you to Shannon Ash, MOM's new Program Director who began Monday July 23. As Program Director, Shannon will be ensuring our services have the greatest impact possible in the lives of people in our community.

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