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Director of Development and Marketing, Sheboygan County Food Bank

Join the Movement to Help Support 500 Kids Facing Weekend Hunger

2024-05-07T09:17:13-05:00

Did you know that about 5,000 children in Sheboygan County are living with hunger? Our latest data reveals that inflation and the cutbacks in government benefits are continuing to make it tough for parents in our community to pay the bills and buy enough food to feed their children and themselves. We’re serving an average of over 6,400 families each month through food pantries and our other partner [...]

Join the Movement to Help Support 500 Kids Facing Weekend Hunger2024-05-07T09:17:13-05:00

You’re Invited: May 11th is the Largest Single-Day Food Drive in the Country

2024-04-30T12:28:11-05:00

From mid-morning into the evening on the second Saturday in May every year, Sheboygan County Food Bank's warehouse is a bustling scene of helping hands working together to organize Stamp Out Hunger food donations like a well-oiled machine. Pairs of volunteers pull up in their cars into our drive-through garage. Their trunks and back seats are stuffed with bags of assorted non-perishable foods that [...]

You’re Invited: May 11th is the Largest Single-Day Food Drive in the Country2024-04-30T12:28:11-05:00

Over $90,000 Raised with Annual Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk

2024-01-24T14:26:59-06:00

The 2023 holiday season kicked off with huge strides against hunger in Sheboygan County. We're excited to share that our 6th Annual Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk fundraiser held on November 18 raised over $90,000! This puts us at over $320,000 raised across all six years. Sponsorships, registration fees, purchased apparel and gear, VIP parking passes, and donations for this event directly support Sheboygan County [...]

Over $90,000 Raised with Annual Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk2024-01-24T14:26:59-06:00

Help Support Families Like Carol and Her Grandsons this Holiday Season

2023-12-05T10:09:32-06:00

In 2023, the combination of high inflation and reduced government support has hit Sheboygan County families hard, making it difficult for many to put food on the table. In fact, our latest food distribution data reveals that an average of 5,135 families were served through our Sheboygan Cares Food Pantry and network of partner organizations every month this year so far – a staggering [...]

Help Support Families Like Carol and Her Grandsons this Holiday Season2023-12-05T10:09:32-06:00

Local Eagle Scout Takes on Project to Help Grow More Fresh Produce for Neighbors in Need

2023-09-29T12:51:51-05:00

We always feel extra inspired when young people in our community come up with ideas to creatively support our mission. Isaac, a Sheboygan high school student and local Eagle Scout, is our most recent inspiration. Isaac carved time out of his summer to develop an Eagle Scout project to furnish raised garden beds at Sheboygan County Food Bank (SCFB). “I decided to help (SCFB) [...]

Local Eagle Scout Takes on Project to Help Grow More Fresh Produce for Neighbors in Need2023-09-29T12:51:51-05:00

Kick Off Your Holiday Season by Taking Steps Against Hunger

2023-08-18T13:11:20-05:00

When the holidays roll around each year, for many of us, it's all about a few core things: making memories with family and friends, giving back, and creating and carrying on traditions. The Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk, Sheboygan County Food Bank's primary, annual fundraiser event through Making Spirits Bright's iconic holiday lights show in Evergreen Park, checks all of these boxes and registration just launched [...]

Kick Off Your Holiday Season by Taking Steps Against Hunger2023-08-18T13:11:20-05:00

Herb Kohler’s and Natalie Black’s Generous Support is Huge for Families and Homeless Individuals

2023-05-24T15:04:29-05:00

For the past six years, Sheboygan County Food Bank has gone through a major growth spurt to help more of our neighbors living with hunger. We've added eight staff members, four programs, bulk food purchasing, key equipment (like commercial coolers and freezers, pallet shelving, and a fleet of trucks) and a lot of exciting collaborations within the community. During this development, Herb Kohler and [...]

Herb Kohler’s and Natalie Black’s Generous Support is Huge for Families and Homeless Individuals2023-05-24T15:04:29-05:00

#FundFoodForThought: A Crowdfunding Campaign to Make Sure Children are Fed on the Weekends

2024-01-22T09:10:27-06:00

Did you know that about 5,000 children in Sheboygan County are living with hunger? With continued inflation, rising food prices and decreasing support from the government, more children will be at risk to experience hunger on the weekends. Our Food for Thought for Kids program in partnership with 24 local schools is dedicated to supporting children facing hunger. We work with teachers, counselors, principals, [...]

#FundFoodForThought: A Crowdfunding Campaign to Make Sure Children are Fed on the Weekends2024-01-22T09:10:27-06:00

Making Spirits Bright Lights Up our Community with 121,701 Pounds of Donations

2023-05-24T15:08:42-05:00

Community-wide teamwork makes the dream work. For the eleventh year in a row, Rotary Making Spirits Bright's annual holiday lights show at Evergreen Park and partnership event with Sheboygan County Food Bank collected food and personal care items to support local families. In fact, a grand total of 121,701 pounds was reeled in for the 2022 season. To all of those who drove through [...]

Making Spirits Bright Lights Up our Community with 121,701 Pounds of Donations2023-05-24T15:08:42-05:00

Recording-Breaking Year for Annual Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk

2022-12-09T09:44:59-06:00

Five Years Down, $230,000 Raised for Families Facing Hunger We're thankful for our community for rallying to take steps against hunger at our 5th Annual Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk fundraising event through Making Spirits Bright in Evergreen Park on November 19! It was a record-breaking year. A total of 2,328 runners and walkers registered and $80,000 was raised – the most participants and money [...]

Recording-Breaking Year for Annual Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk2022-12-09T09:44:59-06:00