Hunger Blog2019-09-19T20:16:31-05:00

A Special Thank You Note for our Community’s Historical Support in 2020

In 2020 we ended up serving the most Sheboygan County families in our organization's history. To make sure we met the needs of our neighbors, we responded by adding programs and staff members, helping our partner food pantries safely adjust their distribution methods, opening our Sheboygan Cares Drive-Thru Food Pantry to distribute the USDA's Farmers to Families food boxes, and purchasing tens of thousands of pounds of food – to [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|Categories: Hunger|

Calling All Local Artists! Sheboygan County Food Bank Debuts Holiday Cards Fundraiser

Calling all local artists! Through Wednesday, October 7, we are accepting submissions of original artwork, including photography, to be featured for our first ever Holiday Cards fundraiser. This year’s theme is “A Sheboygan Winter Wonderland”. Both amateur and professional submissions are welcome! All proceeds from our Holiday Cards sales will be used to fight hunger in Sheboygan County while promoting local artists. Artist must: Be a Sheboygan County resident. Submit [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Hunger|

Annual Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk Fundraiser Cancelled – But Community Can Still Take Steps Against Hunger

We hope you are doing well and staying safe. Thank you to all of those who have joined us in the past as participants, volunteers, sponsors, and key partners to help make our Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk a success. In the wake of the current health crisis, the overall well-being of Sheboygan County residents remains a high priority for Sheboygan County Food Bank. We are continuing to take many precautions [...]

By |September 1st, 2020|Categories: Hunger|

A Message for our Community About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We are dedicated to addressing the emergency food needs of our neighbors in need, especially in times of uncertainty. Sheboygan County Food Bank is closely monitoring the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and our local Sheboygan County Division of Public Health regarding COVID-19. Sheboygan County Food Bank is a critical part of the public health [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: Hunger|

Making Spirits Bright Collects Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Food – A New Record for Number of Nights Open to the Public

The official results are in: Making Spirits Bright collected and donated a dazzling 98,799 pounds of food from our community – in just 32 nights – for their 2019 event. Making Spirits Bright – Sheboygan County Rotary Clubs’ drive-through holiday lights show in Evergreen Park – goes beyond providing a family-friendly event by also collecting non-perishable food items for Sheboygan County Food Bank. Did you know that Making Spirits Bright [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: Hunger|

First Snowfall Doesn’t Stop Volunteers from Picking Nearly Two Tons of Apples

The first snowfall of the season in Sheboygan County happened over night on October 29th and it didn't stop our dedicated volunteers from heading out to Smiling Dog Orchard on a "crisp" morning for a second time this fall. Volunteers collected 1,866 pounds of honey crisp apples, which will be safely stored at our warehouse and then distributed to our partner agencies to give to our neighbors in need. Special [...]

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Hunger|

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