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Why is Ryan Braun trending on Twitter?

Published Nov. 25, 2015

Any time we see "Ryan Braun" trending on Twitter, we need to take a second look. Today, it's because he's in Milwaukee to take donations for the Hunger Task Force, but there are some new unsubstantiated trade rumors swirling around social media, too.


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.


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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