Toy Helpers at Empty Stocking Club

After a year on hiatus, this group is back! We kicked things off again by being shopping assistants (or “toy helpers”), helping families select toys at the annual Toy Depot where toys are distributed via Empty Stocking Club. For 100 years, the Empty Stocking Club, the charitable arm of the Wisconsin State Journal, has had […]

Helping People at The River Food Pantry

For our tenth outing of 2017, we continued to combat hunger by working with The River Food Pantry. The River Food Pantry is Dane County’s busiest food pantry, offering free groceries, meals, and clothing to anyone who comes for help. More than just meals, The River provides a warm and welcoming family atmosphere where everyone […]

Making Dinner at the Ronald McDonald House

For our ninth outing of 2017, we continued to combat hunger by working with the Ronald McDonald House in Madison. Madison’s Ronald McDonald House Charities provides services and a “home-away-from-home” for families while a child they love receives treatment at area hospitals. They come to Madison in search of a hope, a treatment, a cure, […]

Helping People Get Healthy Food at Goodman Community Center

For the fifth volunteer outing of 2017, we continued our work in the area of combating hunger by helping people get food at Goodman Community Center’s Fritz Food Pantry. The Goodman Community Center is here for our whole community. Goodman currently houses a preschool, 4-year-old kindergarten, afterschool programs for all ages (including countywide Girls Inc.), […]

Getting Food Ready for Distribution at Second Harvest Food Bank

For the third volunteer outing of 2017, we continued our work in the area of combating hunger by getting food ready for distribution to Second Harvest’s partner agencies (food pantries, shelters, meal sites, etc). Since 1986, Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin works to help end hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through food distribution […]