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Marathon County Hunger Coalition · Weekend Community Collection Focus

April 28 @ 12:00 am 11:59 pm

Typically, on the third weekend of each month, our Sunday collection is given to a pre-selected Ministry Partner, organization or cause, like this one, that puts our values into practice. This week we are moving the CFC to April 28.

This weekend’s Ministry Partner is the Marathon County Hunger Coalition.

  • MCHC (Marathon County Hunger Coalition) is a United Way initiative that focuses on filling the gaps of food insecurity in Marathon County.
  • MCHC invests $96,000 into the Farm to Family CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. The food is purchased through Red Door and Cattail, packed at The Neighbors’ Place, and distributed at local agencies like The Neighbors’ Place, First Presbyterian Church, Boys and Girls Club, First Covenant, Community Center of Hope, and The Women’s Community. Last year 2,600 boxes were distributed.
  • MCHC sets up a table at the summer Farmer’s Market for Market Gleaning. This is volunteer based and an MCHC member is also present. This means vendors and attendees of the market can donate produce that is then stored at The Neighbors’ Place and distributed through The Market and other pantries.
  • MCHC’s invests $20,000 into The Egg Program. This provides easy, healthy protein to our pantry. Partners of this program are the Early Bird Rotary Club, Kwik Trip, and Ninepatch Farm. MCHC makes three purchases a month that agencies can pick up from us to distribute in their pantries as well as The Neighbors’ Place.

To donate online, please text FirstUUWausau to 73256 or click here