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2023 Empty Bowls brings in almost 2K patrons, $13K before dinner shift

RACINE — The hearts of community members were full and bowls of soup were even fuller at the 2023 Empty Bowls fundraiser held at Festival Hall, 5 5th St., on March 6. The community fundraiser aims to fight hunger in the Racine County community by collecting a small admission fee in exchange for endless soup. […]

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Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Valerie Lyvers, Thoughts for Food, Empty Bowls

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, March 2. This week, Racine County Eye web editor Loren Lamoreaux discussed a new business and two upcoming local fundraisers with TMJ4 anchors, Steve Chamraz and Susan Kim. 1. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine The Racine Roundup kicked off the segment by talking […]

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Feast at Empty Bowls on March 6, proceeds help fight food insecurities

RACINE – The Empty Bowls Racine community fundraiser continues its efforts to help fight hunger in the Racine County community on March 6 at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. Since 1997, the annual event has brought in $375,000 in donations. This year’s event will benefit HALO Inc. and the Racine County Food Bank as a […]

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Thoughts for Food raises money for Racine County Food Bank on March 4

RACINE — Musicians in the Racine community are coming together to put on a show for the Thoughts for Food fundraiser benefiting the Racine County Food Bank. The 31st annual event will feature an all-ages concert series throughout the day and wrap up with the adult-only portion of the event that night. Students, up-and-coming artists […]

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Walden III raises over $11K, 600 boxes of food for Racine County Food Bank

RACINE — In light of Thanksgiving, students and staff at Walden III middle and high school collected 600 boxes of food and a total of $11,262.44 to donate to the Racine County Food Bank. This included last-minute donations that were collected during their schoolwide assembly. The stage in the Walden III gymnasium held 600 boxes […]

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13th Annual Dan & Rays Rendering Thanks Thanksgiving Feast welcomes all on Nov. 24

The 13th annual Dan & Rays Rendering Thanks Thanksgiving Feast welcomes all community members on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served at Festival Hall, 5 5th St., in Downtown Racine. Mother’s Day Out hosts a thankfulness banner for people to sign. – This community […]

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Navigating the formula shortage: What Wisconsinites need to know

The United States is facing a national formula shortage. In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of Abbott’s powder formula. Due to this unforeseen circumstance, other formula supply companies have been unable to keep up with demand. Formula serves many types A formula shortage affects more than just infants. Many […]

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RUSD Holiday Food Basket Giveaway

Racine Unified School District is hosting a Holiday Food Basket giveaway. The school district is partnering with Ascension All Saints Hospital, Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Feeding America, and the Racine County Food Bank for the event. To receive a holiday food basket, households must register. The baskets are limited to one per household. Additionally, […]

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UW-Parkside Donates Over 1,000 Pounds of Fresh Produce to Racine County Food Bank

SOMERS – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside announced that its Campus Garden was able to produce enough fresh produce to donate over 1,000 pounds to the Racine County Food Bank from July – November this year; 1,019 pounds to be exact. The hot summer days were especially good for the okra and pepper crops this year, […]

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Food Pantry Readying for Thanksgiving

A crew of community volunteers on Wednesday unloaded 120 turkeys that will become Thanksgiving meals for dozens of local families next week. The turkeys soon filled three freezers at the Holy Communion Lutheran Church food pantry, 2000 W. Sixth St. Volunteers also unloaded four pallets of miscellaneous food items delivered by the Racine County Food […]

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Racine County Food Bank Joins Healthy Hunger Initiative

Racine County Food Bank has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Healthy Hunger Relief Initiative. The arrangement makes it possible for the local organization to better understand the nutritional quality of its food inventory and make strategic decisions to improve nutritional quality for the communities it serves. RCFB received a $70,000 grant from […]

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Press Release: North Shore Bank “Bank on Kindness” raises over $23K to assist Wisconsin food pantries in need amid pandemic

Brookfield, Wis. – North Shore Bank today announced that the community bank’s February community give-back program “Bank on Kindness”. Along with its annual Race for the Hungry, the bank raised a total of $23,417 to support local efforts of Wisconsin non-profit hunger relief organizations. From Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, the public donated to the […]

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