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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 […]

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 […]

NPC Executive Director’s Column: February/March 2019

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Welcome to 2019! When we put together the calendar insert for this issue, I was struck by the number of substantive things going on around the Northside, especially for this time of year. The Northside is such a vibrant community. Check out all the great opportunities to get involved, connected and informed in the next […]

FEED celebrates 5 years

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A typical morning at FEED Kitchens: three or four food carts in the deli kitchen prepping for their lunch rush. Healthy Food For All repackaging soup in the vegetable kitchen for distribution to food pantries and neighborhood centers. FEED Bakery Training Program staff and students hard at work in the bakery and training kitchens preparing […]

High school students head down the street to learn with FEED Bakery

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By Martee MikalsonFEED Bakery Training Program FEED Bakery will welcome Malcolm Shabazz high school students into the Bakery Training Program in December. Students that complete training have opportunities for job placement, the ability to receive a better than average wage and get a leg up from their peers in life skills. Shabazz High School is […]

NPC Executive Director’s Column: December 2018/January 2019

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The wisdom of the circle One of the unexpected gifts of the Northside Planning Council’s partnerships in the last two years — with the Northside Early Childhood Zone and the Northside Safe & Thriving Community initiative — are the circle processes they’ve introduced to us as tools. You can read about the Police and Resident […]

County donates new cargo van to local food recovery project

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By Chris BrockelHealthy Food For All Healthy Food for All (HFFA) has a new van. The cargo van was donated by the Dane County Board of Supervisors to provide HFFA with a reliable vehicle to transport food recovered from local farms and businesses to FEED Kitchens for processing, and then to local food pantries, apartment […]

Mendota Elementary Community School hosting Job Fair Nov. 15

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By Sonia SpencerMendota Elementary Community School Coordinator Are you in need of a job or are you helping someone else find a job? Mendota Elementary Community School is holding a free Job Fair, Thursday, Nov. 15 from 11 am–6 pm, at 4002 School Road, Madison. Job resource organizations will be on hand to provide job […]

Northside Changemaker: Bridget Rogers

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Bridget Rogers has been with Joining Forces for Families (JFF) as a social worker for over six years, but worked in the Truax community for at least 15. She’s the housing expert at JFF and has all the answers about financial resources and landlord issues — even though JFF isn’t a housing agency. When NPC […]