Hunger Education Sources

the gathering SPEAKERS BUREAU

Educating the community on local hunger issues is a part of our mission. We have speakers available to give an educational presentation, facilitate a discussion, participate in outreach efforts or volunteer at fairs. Visit our Speakers Bureau page for more information. 

We also invite you to visit the education sites below to learn more about hunger issues, both in our community and worldwide. 

in the last few years milwaukee has moved from the 13th poorest to the 2nd poorest city in the united states with populations above 500,000.

(Data from Census Bureau's Five-Year American Community Survey, analyzed by research  group


Feeding America 
Feeding America’s website traces the impact of hunger nationally and locally. You can track the meal gap in your own community and find advocacy toolkits.

Hunger Task Force 
Hunger Task Force publishes resources, stories and monthly fact sheets relating to hunger in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. They also provide resources for presentations and workshops.

Milwaukee Health Report (latest available year is 2013) 
This report was conducted by the Center for Urban Population Health and the City of Milwaukee Health Department in 2013. It summarizes the health of the city, identifies key factors contributing to health disparities and provides implications for future health.

Wisconsin Food Security Project 
This in-depth, interactive project provides localized information about the food security infrastructure in Wisconsin. 


83% of Milwaukee public school students are in low-income households (2014-2015)

(Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)


Bread for the World 
A nationwide citizens’ movement that seeks justice for the world’s hungry and lobbies national decision-makers. They also provide basic facts on hunger in America and the world at large. 

Church World Service CROP Walk 
CROP walk raises money for local and international hunger relief. The Milwaukee Interfaith Conference sponsors a CROP walk every fall. 

Food Research and Action Center 
A national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and build partnerships in eradicating hunger. They are a great resource for hunger advocacy.

US Conference of Mayors Annual Hunger and Homelessness Report 
For latest survey results, click on the “Hunger and Homelessness Survey” link.

in 2015 gathering volunteers and staff prepared and served 81,196 meals to our guests; food support was provided to an additional 8,675 youth at our next generation.