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What We’re Hungry For: How Food Pantries Fed Rural Wisconsin During the Pandemic


Kenosha County, Wisconsin: An award-winning documentary, What We’re Hungry For: How Food Pantries Fed Rural Wisconsin During the Pandemic, will kick off Kenosha County Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week with a showing on November 14 at the UW-Parkside Student Cinema, 930 Wood Road in Kenosha. The program will run from 5:30-7:00 p.m., starting with the showing of the 45-minute documentary followed by a discussion of the issues and possible solutions to hunger and food insecurity in Kenosha County.


This documentary chronicles the response of five rural Wisconsin food pantries to the

unprecedented needs of their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. The stories of

how these pantries responded to hunger and food insecurity during this crisis reveal the vital

role their efforts play in the wellbeing of their communities and provide a lens to look at

longstanding underexplored issues surrounding hunger in rural Wisconsin. What We’re Hungry For was recently honored at the Ceres Food Film Festival with the Moved Us Most Award.


Present at the screening will be Jim Winship, the Director and Co-Producer of the film and

Sharon Pomaville, Director of the Sharing Center in western Kenosha County, one of the five

pantry directors featured in the film.


Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week highlights the local challenges surrounding poverty.

Join local agencies, advocates, and partners as we “SHINE a LIGHT” on Hunger and

Homelessness and the direct impact it has on Kenosha County and its residents. Other events in


Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week are:


Tuesday, Nov 15th: Resource Day // Hunger & Homelessness resources

distributed throughout the community


Wednesday, Nov 16th: Turn the town Orange or Purple in solidarity // Orange

represents hunger and Purple represents homelessness


Thursday, Nov 17th: Community Awareness Walk // 1 pm Kenosha Human

Development Services; 3536 52nd St, Kenosha to the Shalom Center; 4314 39th Ave.

Wear purple and/or orange.


Friday, 18th: Shine a Light on Hunger and Homelessness // Light a candle in your window.

Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week events are sponsored by the Emergency Services

Network (ESN) Hunger and Awareness Prevention Partners (HAPP) of Kenosha County. To learn more contact spomaville@thesharingcenter.net or (262) 298.5535.




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