Fighting Hunger in the Fox Valley
Thirty tons of fresh food and non-perishable items are distributed from the St. Joseph Food Program to hundreds of people in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago County every week. The doors open at 9 a.m. Monday to Friday, with food available to anyone who qualifies for it.
Recently, Network Health’s employee experience department spent the day putting together 1,200 Asian Noodle Stir-fry CHAMP Meals. The CHAMP program was created in 2010 to provide education and services that will meet the nutrition and health needs of all clientele at the St. Joseph Food Program. CHAMP Meals are distributed to client families once a month and include all the necessary ingredients to prepare the recipe. The St. Joseph Food Program hopes that these meals will encourage healthy eating habits and provide an opportunity for people to learn to cook something new.
“CHAMP meals empower people,” said Sacia Williams, internal communications coordinator at Network Health. “They learn about meal preparation and mixing fresh ingredients together to create healthier options.”
The St. Joseph Food Program gives out food to about 700 people a week, according to executive director Monica Clare. Each week, over 300 volunteers make it possible for the St. Joseph Food Program to reach the households in need in the community.
Would you like to make an impact? St. Joseph Food Program is always looking for people to give the gift of time to assist in the fight against hunger in the Fox Valley.
For more information on volunteering opportunities, visit www.stjoesfoodprogram.org.