What is a food bank?
An organization serving as a depot to source, store and distribute emergency food on behalf of emergency food distribution programs.
Food is donated
Food stored at one food bank
Food equitably distributed to food pantries
Food is given to those in need
Kenosha County’s Hunger Prevention Council approaches Kenosha County Executive Kreuser with concerns regarding food pantries, waste and conflict.
The Hunger Task Force completes reviews of food pantry sites in Kenosha County demonstrating sufficient capacity to support a food bank.
Pantries and other collaborators become engaged in a comprehensive food bank planning process.
Business plan strategy is developed and expanded partnerships emerge.
Business partners engage in project. Kenosha Community Foundation is engaged as fiscal sponsor for the food bank entity.
Advisory board for food bank is established.
Articles of Incorporation are filed, tax ID assigned for Kenosha County Food Bank, Inc.
One food bank, supplying 7 pantries and serving 3,000 households each month.