The Marathon County Hunger Coalition works collaboratively to improve food security in Marathon County.
- Increased the amount of healthy, nutritious foods such as proteins, fruits and vegetables to food pantries for distribution.
- 326 participants in Nutrition & Budgeting Lessons
- 95% of surveyed participants with young children plan to eat more fruits and vegetables with their children.
- 99% of surveyed participants plan to use at least one of the new ways learned to get more for their food money.
- 1.93% decrease in 2-1-1 callers with unmet food/meal needs compared to 2015.
On the Horizon
In 2017, the Coalition will:
- Work with partners to assess unmet food needs of the growing senior population and develop plans to help address those needs.
- Increase awareness of the difficult decisions and struggles faced by low-income individuals and families and inspire community engagement in initiatives and change.
- Continue to build and improve collaborative relationships and systems to ensure efficient use of limited resources to address needs.
*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