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Garden Update 2020
22 Oct

Garden Update 2020

The MOM Family Garden flourished despite the challenges of COVID this year. Our 20 garden volunteers sowed, weeded, watered, and harvested 3500 pounds of vegetables for the 18 client families who participated in the program throughout the season.

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Meet MOM's Food Security Manager, Jules Lee
22 Oct

Meet MOM's Food Security Manager, Jules Lee

Welcome to our Food Security Manager, Jules Lee!

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Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Food Pantry
24 Apr

Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Food Pantry

Thanks to the support of the community, the Food Pantry has grown and adapted to meet the needs of people in our community and reflect current best practices. We have gone from distributing 34,000 pounds in 1990 to 1.3 million pounds in 2019.

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Donate Culturally Relevant Food to MOM
09 Jan

Donate Culturally Relevant Food to MOM

You may be familiar with our Top 10 list. But did you know about our Always Welcome Items? This list includes culturally relevant foods that we seek to make available to families and individual who visit our pantry.

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MOM Receives Produce from UW’s Seed to Kitchen Project
09 Jan

MOM Receives Produce from UW’s Seed to Kitchen Project

The University of Wisconsin's Seed to Kitchen project produces about 20,000 pounds of consumable extra produce. Rather than let this go to waste, the Seed to Kitchen project donates it to local food pantries. MOM is one of the recipients.

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Help us build stability.
19 Dec

Help us build stability.

MOM's Housing Stability program is designed to assist individuals and families in maintaining stable housing through budget and employment counseling, negotiation and advocacy with landlords, referrals to community partners, and financial assistance designed to access and maintain affordable housing and/or prevent eviction for at-risk families.

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Understanding Food Justice
10 Nov

Understanding Food Justice

The crux of food justice is the right to community control over and access to affordable, fresh, culturally relevant foods that people want to eat – especially for low-income and communities of color with the least access. Across all of our work, we challenge ourselves to use an anti-oppression lens to build more equitable systems and healthier communities.

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Vina Yang: MOM Volunteer for 25 Years!
02 Sep

Vina Yang: MOM Volunteer for 25 Years!

Vina Yang is one of those who remember MOM in its early days. She’s been volunteering in our food pantry for more than 25 years. Vina share her experiences as one of the longest-running volunteers in our organization’s history.

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Working Together to Create Stability
02 Sep

Working Together to Create Stability

Nick* and Brenda* were working hard to care for their boys but just making ends meet. Then Brenda’s mom, who cared for their kids while they worked, suddenly became ill. Brenda had to quit her job to stay home with the kids. With almost no savings, money was running out fast. That’s when they learned about MOM.

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Gateway Community Church Keeps MOM's Shelves Stocked
21 Aug

Gateway Community Church Keeps MOM's Shelves Stocked

Gateway Community Church in Middleton has supported MOM monthly for many years through their Food Buyer’s Club. They collect monthly funds from fellow parishioners and order MOM' Top 10 most needed items from Piggly Wiggly of Cross Plains.

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