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TDS Employee Honors MOM as He Retires
23 Jan

TDS Employee Honors MOM as He Retires

As Paul Harrison got ready to retire after a long and productive career at TDS Telecommunications LLC, he knew he wanted to mark the end of his career with something meaningful. So he asked his fellow TDS employees to make a donation to MOM in lieu of giving him a retirement party.

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MOM’s Food Pantry: A Saving Grace for Families
20 Jan

MOM’s Food Pantry: A Saving Grace for Families

Parents want their kids to feel safe, happy and loved. They want to make sure they always have their basic needs met. So imagine what it feels like to not know if you’ll have enough money at the end of the month to buy food for your kids. Imagine what it feels like to worry that your children are going to go hungry. That was a very real worry to Shannon—until she found MOM. Here’s Shannon’s experience.

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Star Wars Food Drive Benefits Families
19 Jan

Star Wars Food Drive Benefits Families

Thanks to Fairway Independent Mortgage for hosting a creative and fun food drive to benefit MOM and help feed families in our community. The event, a Star Wars movie morning, was designed as a way to show appreciation to their clients. Owner Mike and employee Monica, decided to turn the gratitude event into further kindness by collecting food as their guests entered the theater. Middleton Outreach received 110 pounds of food collected for just 1 hour prior to the movie. What a great idea! Click "Read More" for a link to watch the Star Wars video they created during the event.

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Hy-Vee's One Step Program Feeds Local Families
18 Jan

Hy-Vee's One Step Program Feeds Local Families

Our partners at Hy-Vee provide assistance to both MOM and Second Harvest to help increase food security for people in our community through their One Step program. When customers purchase these One Step products, a portion of the proceeds is donated to "help feed people who are unable to feed themselves. It's one small step, one meal at a time."

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Jacqui's Garden Journal:  A Break from the Heat
12 Jan

Jacqui's Garden Journal: A Break from the Heat

In this entry in her garden journal dated June 12, Jacqui Sakowski shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry. After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger.

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Jacqui's Garden Journal: Tomatoes and Basil Planted
11 Jan

Jacqui's Garden Journal: Tomatoes and Basil Planted

In this entry in her garden journal dated May 27, Jacqui Sakowski shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry. After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger.

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Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies
10 Jan

Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies

In January, the very coldest part of winter, it’s hard to think of a time when the sun will shine and new plants—including garden veggies —will grow. But that’s a time Jacqui Sakowski, a retired small business owner, looks forward to all year round. What might be most unique about Jacqui’s gardening is what she does with what its produces: Jacqui donates it to local food pantries like MOM.

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Standard Imaging Volunteers Make a Difference
09 Jan

Standard Imaging Volunteers Make a Difference

For any business, time is money. So imagine a business finding the time to allow an employee to be out of the office one afternoon each week, all year round. Standard Imaging has done just that every week for the past 382 weeks—since September of 2010. They have accumulated hundreds of hours of volunteer service. A commitment like this demonstrates to us at MOM that Standard Imaging has a work culture of volunteering and that making an impact for good in their community is one of their priorities.

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Understanding Poverty Programs
09 Jan

Understanding Poverty Programs

In this Insights with Dick Goldberg podcast, Dick takes a big-picture look at US Poverty Programs. To do this, he talks with Dr. Tim Smeeding, director of the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008-2014 and the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics. Tim provides an overview of US poverty programs, discusses some challenges they face and provides suggestions for improvements in the future.

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MOM awarded $1,000 as part of Old National Bank’s Choose Your Charity Giveaway
05 Jan

MOM awarded $1,000 as part of Old National Bank’s Choose Your Charity Giveaway

MOM received a $1,000 check from Old National Bank’s Choose Your Charity Giveaway thanks to community voting. Over a six-week period, people could vote online or at a Wisconsin Old National Bank branch for their favorite charity. Out of the thousands of nonprofits across the state, the 45 who got the most votes received a $1,000 check. MOM was one of these.

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