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"Meet The Need": Day 2 | Karen Treadwell, The Food Pantry of Waukesha County

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Listen: For our second day of Meet The Need, we cover a staple of the basic needs discussion -- food. The idea of a food pantry is familiar territory; when I say "food pantry," a very definite image probably come to mind. Perhaps the image of somebody you don't know picking up a pre-packed box of food? Perhaps they're in a certain part of town? If that's so, you might be surprised. As these pieces suggest, the bounds of need are not always that simple.  Karen Treadwell, the Executive Director of The Food Pantry of Waukesha, came into the studios to give us a multi-dimensional view of who they serve, how they serve, and the impact their operation has on the community.

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-In the first piece, Karen gives some background of the Food Pantry:


-Karen tells us why she got into this line of work, including a story about her son and Roberto Clemente:


-Get an idea of how the food pantry's clientele has changed in our current economic climate:


-A food pantry in Waukesha County? That's right  -- there's need in Waukesha too. Karen explains:


-Finally, Karen shares some of her clients' wonderful success stories:


For more information on The Food Pantry of Waukesha County visit their website, and if you'd like to help The Food Pantry of Waukesha County meet their needs this holiday season, learn how you can help here.

Produced by: Adam Carr