By volunteer Jen Rockwell When you walk into the MOM Distribution Center, perfectly sectioned produce, bakery and dry goods paired with a gleaming cooler and freezer section mirror any grocery store. Unless told otherwise, one would not know that this “grocery store” is actually a bustling food pantry that distributes upwards of 90,000 pounds of … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! While most families are settling into new summer routines, staff and volunteers at MOM are hard at work planning for a return to school in the fall. Each year we make it our mission to ensure that children from low income families in our area receive the tools they need … Continue reading
HyVee Westgate delivered nearly 3,000 lbs. of food to the MOM Distribution Center on Thursday, May 22. In an innovative support campaign, HyVee Westgate created a program where their customers could purchase bags of food that would then be donated to MOM. These inexpensive bags were filled with items from MOM’s top ten wish list.
Youth make a difference in our community! Co-led by MOM and the City of Middleton, youth will have the opportunity to meet new people, lend a hand, build self-esteem, and gain a better understanding of our community. Session 1: June 23-June 27 Session 2: July 7-July 11 Session 3: July 21-July 25 Session 4: August … Continue reading
This winter has been one of the coldest on record across the entire state of Wisconsin. Frigid temperatures and snow have paralyzed communities. Imagine the stress of living each day knowing that there is the possibility you can’t keep your family safe and warm. Beyond the stress and discomfort of not having electricity and heat, a utility shutoff can be the start … Continue reading
The Cousins Subs® Make it Better Foundation recently awarded a grant to MOM to sponsor its food pantry. The program serves an average of 1,000 households in need every month.
Every year NET launches an employee-powered, extremely creative fundraiser for Middleton Outreach Ministry – NET’s Annual Holiday Food Drive Challenge. It is a testament to building fun, camaraderie and internal competitive spirit focused on creating good. Here’s a picture of what they accomplished in just one week! Getting started. Program coordinator Laura Duffield announced the four … Continue reading
There is a volunteer path for everyone who wants to prevent homelessness or end hunger in this community! In addition to our ongoing volunteer needs, MOM has special opportunities both large and small to fit your schedule – and all make a meaningful impact towards our mission. So, how do YOU want to volunteer? … Continue reading
I overheard a group of engaged local community members recently, discussing how to best help MOM’s Food Pantry. It’s an amazing thing to see the goodness of people, trying to determine how to make a real difference in a neighbor’s life. With so many different messages on what a Food Pantry needs most, it might … Continue reading
Looking for a way to help end hunger in our community? There is power in numbers! Start or Join a Food Buyer’s Club, a unique and highly-effective way to address hunger in our community. The concept is easily adapted for your group (such as book clubs, scout troops, church groups, & businesses) regardless of formality, … Continue reading
With the end of the year upon us, we take a minute to look back on the significant changes at MOM that you made possible in 2013. The biggest, of course, was moving from two buildings – one aging beyond its ability to be used and another in a location that was hard for people … Continue reading
Winter is here and our racks of coats and bins of hats, mittens, and scarves are bare. Will you help? All kinds and sizes are needed! Linens of all kinds (sheets, blankets, towels, etc.) are all in need as well. Head to momhelps.org to find out more information on donation drop-off hours.
Have you ever thought it might be fun to do something crazy to raise money for MOM? What about by completing a personal challenge? Or maybe you want people to donate to MOM in place of birthday gifts? Through Crowdrise, you can use the power of the internet to do all of these things. Set … Continue reading
Dear Laurie: My wife and I have owed you and MOM this note for far too long. She encouraged me with, “Make it a priority. Those people have been really good to us.” And she’s right, even though she may have understated things. My connection to and relationship with Middleton Outreach Ministry can best be described as part … Continue reading