Giving Back: The Hunger Task Force Farm

Bethany Neubauer, Project Consultant, and Scott Oakes, University Strategy Consultant, wash freshly picked lettuce.

Giving back to our community is a core value for the Digital Measures by Watermark team, so DMers recently spent an afternoon at The Farm, The Hunger Task Force’s 200-acre farm in Franklin, Wis. There, a small staff supplemented by local volunteers tend crops to grow the fresh produce that Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force distributes to its local network of food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

“At Hunger Task Force, we utilize over 16,000 volunteers a year,” said Sarah Anderson, Farm Community Development Officer. “Volunteers are what makes our farm run. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to operate.” In the past five years, The Farm has provided more than three million pounds of fresh produce to Milwaukeeans in need.

Stacy Becker, Client Success Manager, Julie Krueger, Office Administrator, Jimmy Pautz, Developer II, and Adam Mitchell, Developer I, pack lettuce for distribution to the Hunger Task Force network of food banks.