May 2017

Walk for Hunger Nyre You

Saturday, May 6

Join Feed My People's partner program Feed A Child Nyre You for their 5th Annual Walk for Hunger Nyre You being held on Saturday, May 6 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2245 Hayden Ave, Altoona. The ½ or 3 mile walk raises funds to support hunger-relief through weekend food bags for students who attend Altoona Elementary and Middle School, 4K weekend food bags and the Altoona High School food pantry.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walks beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 per person or $30 per family. Join us at 8:30 a.m. for children's activities, blood pressure checks, silent auction, bake sale and community outreach displays. If you're not a walker please feel free to join us for a free will lunch and other activities from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Questions can be directed to Jennie Childs at 715-829-7024.

2017 Hunger and Health Summit

Tuesday, May 9 - Wednesday, May 10

Feed My People is proud to be a partner in the planning process for this conference that brings together Wisconsinites focused on ending hunger with health professionals from across the state. Register today to learn from over 65 speakers and 20 track sessions to help you in your work to fight hunger, improve health and strengthen local communities, including a keynote address by Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan K. Baker about addressing public health and nutrition in Wisconsin's largest and most diverse city. For agenda and registration information, please visit:
https://hungerandhealth2017.eventnut

Open Volunteer Night

Thursday, May 11  | 4 - 7 PM

Come volunteer and learn more about your area food bank! Volunteers can expect to help repack bulk food items such as pasta or cereal or help label cans. Activities are kid-friendly and children as young as 8 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. This evening is reserved for small family groups or individuals. There will be two shifts - one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - to choose from. For more information or to sign up, contact us at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or 715-835-9415 ext. 101. 

Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday, May 13

Stamp Out Hunger is an annual food drive hosted by The United States Postal Service. Learn how you can get involved:

Mark Your Calendar for May 13th!

Join residents across the nation in supporting hunger relief by leaving a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox. Food will be picked up by your mail carrier and brought to local hunger relief organizations like Feed My People. Look for more information in your mailbox on this annual food drive.

Volunteer to Sort Donated Food at Feed My People

May 13th 
Two Shifts Available:
2:00-4:30 p.m. or 4:30- 7:00 p.m.

We are in need of about 30 volunteers for each shift to help sort and package food donations. For safety reasons, youth volunteers must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Contact Maggie at 715-835-9415 ext. 101 or Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org to sign up for a shift.

 

Be a Volunteer Driver 

Saturday May 13th
Two Shifts Available:
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

We are looking for volunteer drivers to help us pick-up donated product from the postal carriers and deliver it to the Feed My People. We need a minimum of 8 volunteer drivers. Drivers will be driving our box trucks which do not require you to have a CDL license.

Please contact Maggie at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or 715-835-9415 ext. 101 if you are available to help drive.

 

Chippewa Valley Rib Fest

Saturday, May 20

Rib Fest is a gathering of grilling enthusiasts with the intentions of sharing their passion for the art of cooking with the community. It's fun for the whole family! The day includes a rib grilling contest, celeb cook-off, yard games, bouncy house, lunch for purchase and more, with all proceeds going towards Feed My People and ending hunger in west central Wisconsin!

Whether you are an experienced cook or just beginning, you will fit right in. Not a cook? No problem! Come sample the delicious food that is cultivated from within these amazing grills! Learn more at: http://swimriteonline.com/rib-fest-2017/ 

No Child Wet Behind 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Sunday, May 21  | 7:30 AM - 12 PM

No Child Wet Behind 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run is a diaper drive fundraiser to benefit the Junior League of America, who coordinates with Feed My People Food Bank to operate our local diaper bank.

1 in 3 American families' reports experiencing a need for diapers. Despite these astounding rates of children going without a necessity, there is no government assistance available to fill it. You cannot buy diapers with EBT or WIC. 

Follow the events Facebook Page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/245469292573225/?active_tab=about  

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June 2017

Last Weekend Kids' Meal Distribution Before Summer

Friday, June 2

With summer quickly approaching, this is the last Friday of the school year that students will be able to take meal bags home with them for the weekend. Watch our website for ways in which we will be serving students all summer long.

Larry's Legacy Bike Ride

Sunday, June 4

A fun bike ride in order to raise funds for the Weekend Kids Meal Program at Locust Lane, a part of Feed My People Food Bank. We all start together, but you go for as far and as long as you would like! 100% of your registration fee goes to the program! Go to www.stjohns-ec.org/ for registration information. Anyone is welcome to join us! Rally starts at 12:30 p.m., bike ride at 1:00 p.m. Register by April 24, 2016 for a free t-shirt.

Open Volunteer Night

Thursday, June 8  | 4 - 7 PM

Come volunteer and learn more about your area food bank! Volunteers can expect to help repack bulk food items such as pasta or cereal or help label cans. Activities are kid-friendly and children as young as 8 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. This evening is reserved for small family groups or individuals. There will be two shifts - one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - to choose from. For more information or to sign up, contact us at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or 715-835-9415 ext. 101. 

Rock the Riverfront featuring Charity Classic

Saturday, June 24  | 7 AM - 1 PM

The RCU Foundation Rock the Riverfront featuring the Charity Classic is back, and bigger & better than ever! We hope to see you on June 24, 2017 at Phoenix Park! 10K Walk/Run • 2 Mile Walk/Run • ½ and ¼ Mile Children's Race • Family Fun Activities • Food and More…

Feed My People has been chosen as a partner charity for the event. Charities are in the running to win up to $15,000. 

July 2017

Open Volunteer Night

Thursday, July 13  | 4 - 7 PM

Come volunteer and learn more about your area food bank! Volunteers can expect to help repack bulk food items such as pasta or cereal or help label cans. Activities are kid-friendly and children as young as 8 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. This evening is reserved for small family groups or individuals. There will be two shifts - one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - to choose from. For more information or to sign up, contact us at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or 715-835-9415 ext. 101. 

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August 2017

National Mustard Day

Thursday, August 3

Open Volunteer Night

Thursday, August 10  | 4 - 7 PM

Come volunteer and learn more about your area food bank! Volunteers can expect to help repack bulk food items such as pasta or cereal or help label cans. Activities are kid-friendly and children as young as 8 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. This evening is reserved for small family groups or individuals. There will be two shifts - one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - to choose from. For more information or to sign up, contact us at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or 715-835-9415 ext. 101. 

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September 2017

Open Volunteer Night

Thursday, September 14  | 4 - 7 PM

Come volunteer and learn more about your area food bank! Volunteers can expect to help repack bulk food items such as pasta or cereal or help label cans. Activities are kid-friendly and children as young as 8 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. This evening is reserved for small family groups or individuals. There will be two shifts - one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - to choose from. For more information or to sign up, contact us at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or 715-835-9415 ext. 101. 

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October 2017

Open Volunteer Night

Thursday, October 12  | 4 - 7 PM

Come volunteer and learn more about your area food bank! Volunteers can expect to help repack bulk food items such as pasta or cereal or help label cans. Activities are kid-friendly and children as young as 8 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. This evening is reserved for small family groups or individuals. There will be two shifts - one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - to choose from. For more information or to sign up, contact us at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or 715-835-9415 ext. 101. 

Agency Gathering

Monday, October 30

Feed My People's semi-annual Agency Meeting is a chance for representatives from hunger-relief partners in west central Wisconsin to receive and share information on current trends and best practices in running effective hunger relief programs.

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November 2017

Open Volunteer Night

Thursday, November 9  | 4 - 7 PM

Come volunteer and learn more about your area food bank! Volunteers can expect to help repack bulk food items such as pasta or cereal or help label cans. Activities are kid-friendly and children as young as 8 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. This evening is reserved for small family groups or individuals. There will be two shifts - one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - to choose from. For more information or to sign up, contact us at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or 715-835-9415 ext. 101. 

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December 2017

Open Volunteer Night

Thursday, December 14  | 4 - 7 PM

Come volunteer and learn more about your area food bank! Volunteers can expect to help repack bulk food items such as pasta or cereal or help label cans. Activities are kid-friendly and children as young as 8 are welcome to volunteer with a parent. This evening is reserved for small family groups or individuals. There will be two shifts - one from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the other from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - to choose from. For more information or to sign up, contact us at Maggie@fmpfoodbank.org or 715-835-9415 ext. 101. 

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March 2018

Empty Bowls

Thursday, March 1, 2018  | 11 AM - 7 PM

Empty Bowls brings community members together for food and fellowship. Students and local artists donate hundreds of hand-crafted bowls in support of the event. Proceeds from Empty Bowls help Feed My People provide food to thousands of hungry families throughout west central Wisconsin.