The UW-Extension, in Waukesha County, has provided support to the Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition (WCNC) since 1994. The coalition works to increase food security and eliminate hunger by providing education, increasing hunger awareness, engaging in projects, and building partner networks. For more information on the Nutrition Coalition visit www.WCNCwaukesha.org.
Here is a Member Spotlight from one of the Nutrition Coalition Members:
Interview by: Jamie Zach, Carroll University Intern
Interviewee: Ashleigh Woda, Coordinator, Hebron House of Hospitality
Hebron House of Hospitality
812 NE Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186
Mission Statement: “Provide temporary housing and basic necessities (shelter, food, clothing and related services) to individual and families experiencing homelessness.”
Vision: “Eliminate the need for emergency shelters.”
The Hebron House of Hospitality consists of 3 homes (Hebron, Siena and Jeremy) that are used as men, women and children shelter for those that find themselves homeless. While staying in a home, guests have warm meals, beds, showers, and laundry areas available to them, and are also offered help with finding work, permanent homes and other necessities.
How does your organization fit in with coalition’s mission: to help reduce hunger and food insecurities in Waukesha Co.?
What is the greatest achievement you have had/ seen within the coalition?
What is the greatest benefit of being a coalition member?
Civil Rights Statement: University of Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
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