Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

"Food Security: Feeding Monroe County"

Wake Up! with United Way "Food Security: Feeding Monroe County"
Thursday, February 13, 2020
One in six children in Monroe County are at risk of going hungry in households that struggle to put food on the table. How does our community ensure that these families have access to adequate food and nutrition? Join us for the return of Wake Up! with United Way on Thursday, February 13 from 7:45 until 9 a.m. at the Mill to explore the systems in place that help families experiencing food insecurity. What’s working, what’s not, what’s new? Panelists include Julio Alonso, Executive Director of Hoosier Hills Food Bank; Vicki Pierce, Executive Director of Community Kitchen; and Brandon Schurr from IU Division of Student Affairs and MCCSC School Board.  
What: Wake Up! with United Way "Food Security: Feeding Monroe County"
When: Thursday, February 13. Breakfast and networking beginning at 7:45 a.m., presentation and discussion from 8 to 9 a.m.
Where: The Mill, 642 N Madison St. 
Your $10 ticket will cover the cost of breakfast, with remaining proceeds supporting United Way of Monroe County's efforts to address our community's critical needs today, while reducing those needs tomorrow. 
We look forward to seeing you at The Mill! 
Parking information: 
The Mill is located at 642 N Madison just across the street from Upland Brewing. Vehicles may be parked at the lot at 10th and Rogers, the Morton Street garage at 220 N Morton St, or on-street on 11th or Rogers. There is bike parking on the West and South sides of the building and the #2 Bus travels along Morton street. 
Please enter through the lower entrance, near the southwest corner of the building. 
If you need accessible parking, please contact Alison Zook at
Interested in sponsoring the 2020 season of Wake Up! With United Way? Opportunities for series sponsorship are available now. Please contact Sherrie Shuler at or 812-334-8370 x13 today!
Now available for 2020 are Wake Up! with United Way season passes! With this purchase, you will receive entry to all Wake Up! events in 2020, a $100 value, for $90. Purchase season passes here.
Wake Up! with United Way is a collaborative project of United Way of Monroe County and Indiana University's Political and Civic Engagement Program.
Upcoming Events:


March 12 - Effects on the Brain: Injury, Trauma, and Substance Use

April 9 - The Changing Labor Market: Challenges for Today's Workers

May 14 - Emergency! First Responders on the Front Lines

June 11 - Unteachable and Difficult: Understanding Childhood Trauma, Part II

July 9 - Healthcare Access: New Innovations

August 13 - Stride Coalition: An Update on the New Crisis Center

September 10 - Human Trafficking: Combating Exploitation and Abuse

October 8 - Recognizing the Patterns of Gentrification

November 12 - On the Rise: Mental Health and Young Adults

About the series:
Join us the second Thursday each month from 7:45am to 9am for breakfast, networking, and an enlightening presentation and discussion of timely topics. Alongside friends, neighbors, nonprofits and community partners, learn more about issues that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area: homelessness; innovative treatments for substance use disorder; the intersection of housing and poverty; raising children in the 21st century; and disabilities in the workplace, among others. You’ll have the opportunity to deepen your awareness about someone else's reality while learning about the challenges, innovations, collaborations, and resources available through area nonprofits.
Do you want to strengthen education, earnings, and the essentials in our community?

Please consider donating to the United Way Community Action Fund. Your gift to the Community Action Fund is invested in local member agencies and United Way collaborative initiatives. Giving to the Community Action Fund is the best way to ensure the community's critical social service needs can be met. It also supports investments in local people so they have building blocks for opportunity. 

Want to learn more about the building blocks for a good life? Visit EducationEarnings, and Essentials to see how donors are making an impact.

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