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  • 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:

    James Place129 W. Broadway
    Waukesha, WI 53186
    (262) 544-9472

    Est. 2007

    Interview by:
    Jamie Zach, Carroll University Intern

    Karen Cumblad, Director, James Place
    Shannon Garretson, Assistant Director, James Place

    James Place Overview:

    • James Place is a community organization working through Elmbrook Church that offers a variety of services to the Waukesha area. Services include help finding area resources, health services, and employment services. James Place also offers special events, programs and growth opportunities.

    How long has organization been with coalition?

    • Approximately 6 years

    How does your organization fit in with coalition’s mission: to help reduce hunger and food insecurities in Waukesha Co.?

    • Being members, we are able to advertise and refer clients to proper resources located within the city. We can also help clients get connected with food share and offer health and nutrition classes.

    What is the greatest achievement you have had/ seen within the coalition?

    • The increase in community education and awareness.

    What is the greatest benefit of being a coalition member?

    • Having access to the presentation information, legislative updates, networking opportunities and being able to meet people from other organizations face to face.

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