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FEED Kitchens remains open with new policies

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FEED Kitchens is open to member businesses but recently released new protocols for operating safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other changes, all entry doors will remain locked to the public. We will not be holding group information sessions; to learn more about FEED or request a tour, please email to set up an individual […]

New collaboration delivers food and supports small, diverse businesses

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By Ian Aley, MarketReady ProgramMay 26 via the Northside News It all started with potato chips and baseball. Christine Ameigh, owner of Slide Gourmet Potato Chips and Christine’s Kitchens, had a contract to supply chips to Miller Park and had just produced a huge amount of chips. Then baseball was canceled due to the coronavirus. […]

Caregivers connect at Parent Cafés

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By Charisse Johnson, Northside Early Childhood ZoneMay 26 via the Northside News Like the tangled patterns of our fingerprints, our stories are uniquely ours. Sometimes, especially as parents, we fail to recognize the beautiful stitch that connects us to one another. Our journeys, though different, are very much intertwined. I, myself, was reminded in a […]

FEED Bakery announces new class and volunteer opportunities

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May 26 via the Northside News FEED Bakery and Catering Training Program provides vocational training to underemployed and unemployed adults during a three month program several days a week. Graduates receive ServSafe and Wisconsin Baker’s Certificates and support finding, applying for and succeeding in employment. Take a class The next class will begin Monday, July […]

Sign up for online editions of the Northside News

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This week the Northside News published its first online edition. It went out via email to subscribers and you can now read the full edition in an online booklet at northsidenews.org.  Sign up to receive future online editions.

FEED To Go helps keep residents Safer At Home

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Monday, April 27 — Press Release More than 8,000 meals have been cooked, cooled, packaged, labeled and delivered to local community centers to distribute since March 19. Thanks to $20,000 from Madison Community Foundation and $25,000 from the Dane County COVID-19 Emergency & Recovery Fund via United Way, FEED To Go is prepared to continue distributing […]

COVID-19 Resources

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General Resources List of resources: bit.ly/MadisonCOVID-Edit 2-1-1: Multilingual resource referral. 211, unitedwaydanecounty.org/get-help/2-1-1 Dane County Community Defense: Request food, health, financial or emotional support. (English request form) tinyurl.com/quarantine-support, (Spanish request form) tinyurl.com/cuarentena-apoyo, (learn more) tinyurl.com/quarantine-GDC. Wisconsin unemployment benefits: dwd.wisconsin.gov/covid19/public/ui.htm Food MMSD Meal Sites: madison.k12.wi.us/neighborhood-food-sites The River Food Pantry: 608-442-8815, riverfoodpantry.org FEED To Go: Text FEEDTOGO to […]

Community support grows FEED To Go

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Friday, April 3 — Press Release Every afternoon for the last two weeks, a line of cars queue at the side door of FEED Kitchens. Volunteer drivers pop their trunks as kitchen staff wearing gloves and masks carry out coolers filled with prepackaged meals and load them into the back of the cars. A cooler […]