The Kenosha County Food Bank is honored to receive a $5000 grant from We Energies Foundation. “This is an excellent start to 2022 when we will officially kick off our Capital Campaign”, notes Teri Knuese, KCFB board member and Chair of the Finance and Fundraising Committee. “Our goal in 2022 is to establish localized operations and hire critical staff including an Executive Director ensuring our success as we scale our food bank operations, optimize supply chain initiatives across suppliers and our pantry partners. We are grateful to leading organizations such as the We Energies Foundation who recognize the needs within Kenosha County and share in our goal to address food security gaps in our community.”
According to the UW-Madison Wisconsin Food Security Project, Kenosha County’s pre-pandemic food insecurity rate was 12% for adults and nearly 19% for children. One in five children and young adults in Kenosha County may not know if they will have access to a nutritious daily meal. Kenosha County Food Bank and our community pantries and partners strive to raise awareness to the impact of poverty in our neighborhoods working together to ensure everyone can have access to safe, nutritious, sustainable food.