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Food-based charities strive to provide healthier, higher-quality options

Published March 12, 2015

Eating a healthy diet based on fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins is difficult for poor people. Ready-to-eat, processed foods offer a cheap and convenient source of calories, but are often loaded with fats, sugar, sodium and preservatives. Given the convenience and long shelf lives of processed foods, Milwaukee's charitable food programs also have easy access to a plethora of unhealthy options, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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Federal cuts cause increased reliance on charitable food programs

Published March 11, 2015

For many Milwaukeeans, hunger is an unfortunate reality of life. The lingering effects of a sluggish economy, paired with recent cuts to the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - known as FoodShare in Wisconsin -- have caused many to rely on a network of food banks, pantries and hot meal programs that are trying to meet the growing demand while advocating for additional aid, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade marches into Downtown on March 14

Published Feb. 12, 2015

The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin's 49th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will make its return to Milwaukee on Saturday, March 14 starting at noon. The parade steps off on Wisconsin Avenue at Old World Third Street and will wind its way through the streets of Downtown.

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Braun enters 2015 healthy, happy

Published Nov. 26, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun surprised early morning donors to the Hunger Task Force Wednesday by Helfaer Field near Miller Park, and the former MVP said the cryotherapy procedure has his thumb feeling great and fatherhood has provided exciting moments on a daily basis.

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