The Marathon County Hunger Coalition works collaboratively to improve food security in Marathon County.
- Added over 84,000 pounds of nourishing food to food pantries, including much needed proteins, fruits and vegetables.
- Presented “Cooking on a Budget” classes to over 250 people.
- Developed a “Barriers to Basic Needs/ Financial Stability” survey to assess barriers, root causes, gaps in services offered and populations served. Coalition partner pantries and other agencies collected over 450 surveys.
- Contributed over 2,200 volunteer hours supporting projects and events.
On the Horizon
In 2016, the Coalition will continue to survey participants and analyze results to develop plans to meet the increasing needs in our community. Coalition members will continue to build and improve collaborative relationships that ensure the efficient use of limited resources to meet the food needs of Marathon County residents.
*For information on food pantries and other food resources, call United Way’s 2-1-1 (or 715-848-2255). You can also download a resource publication or search United Way’s 2-1-1 online database.
United Way’s 2-1-1