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.

 

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DMers Volunteer: Giving Back in 2017

Giving back matters. That’s why Digital Measures provides all DMers two paid days per year to volunteer and offers multiple community outreach opportunities to get involved.  And, DMers always step up contributing more than 1,000 hours to various non-profits.

In 2017, volunteers from DM:

  • Shared college experiences with high school students through College Possible
  • Staffed a phone bank for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
  • Got our hands dirty helping the Victory Garden Initiative, the Hunger Task Force Farm and the Urban Ecology Center
  • Collected food donations during a pre-Thanksgiving drive for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
  • Gave the gift of blood during a Blood Center of Wisconsin donation drive
  • Educated the community and led tours during Doors Open Milwaukee

And those are just the volunteer opportunities organized by DM. DMers also give their time to a range of organizations, from those helping animals to supporting the arts and other causes.

It’s deeply rewarding to give back to a community that’s been Digital Measures home for 18 years. Thanks, Milwaukee!

DMers Volunteer: Giving Back in 2017

 

 

 

Recently, DMers helped serve breakfast at The Gathering, an organization dedicated to feeding Milwaukee’s hungry.

DMers Tend Crops to Feed the Hungry in Milwaukee

DMers Tend Crops to Feed the Hungry in MilwaukeeVolunteers from Digital Measures recently spent an afternoon weeding and staking tomato plants, moving the pipes used to water fields, and hoeing the broccoli patch 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. Continue reading “DMers Tend Crops to Feed the Hungry in Milwaukee”