Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, Menomonee Falls, 2021 Community Benefit

Local Food Pantry Partnerships Keep Communities Fed and Healthy

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital partners with the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry and Sussex Area Outreach Services Food Pantry to help feed and educate local families with food drives, a community garden and wellness education and screenings. 
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital's annual Healthy Shelves Drive gathers nutritious food and personal hygiene items that are donated to local food pantries. During the latest drive, 6,000 healthy food and personal hygiene items were donated to help families served by area pantries. Approximately 3,000 of those items were collected to distribute to Waukesha County families. 
The Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital community garden also helps supply nutritious food to the communities they serve. Last year, the garden provided 1,478 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to food pantry clients. 
Froedtert & MCW staff provide a variety of healthy living education opportunities to food pantry clients every month. Blood pressure screenings, flu vaccines, diabetes risk assessments, smoking cessation information, medication reviews, know your health numbers education and a walk through the food pantry with a dietitian were offered this past year to more than 175 clients. 
The goal is to empower our community’s most vulnerable population to make better decisions and take action to improve their health. Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital is committed to community partnerships like these to help accomplish that goal.