Hayward Food Shelf Moving to New Location
Food Shelf in Hayward is Getting a New Home
On March 17th, the Hayward Community Food Shelf is moving around the corner to 16216 W Hwy 63.
That’s just west of Greenwood Drive, right between Con-Way Freight and Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.
Food distribution will continue at the Woodridge property through Monday, March 16th.
On March 17th, volunteers will begin moving the entire operation to the Hwy 63 location.
The Food 4 Kids program will distribute the first food from the new location on Friday, March 20th.
On Monday, March 23rd, client families will begin receiving their food distribution from the new food shelf location.
This move is necessary to meet the growing demands on the organization.
In the past 7 years, requests for food have more than doubled to almost 4,000 requests each year, the Food 4 Kids program has grown to over 325 kids each week, food donations have tripled and the food assistance network has increased its regulations on food distribution.
In 2014, HCFS distributed close to 300,000 pounds of food to approximately 900 families.
After carefully studying the costs and limitations involved in expanding the current location, the Board of Directors negotiated the trade for this new property.
The Board is excited about the move.
It will provide the needed space for current programs and also the possibility of adding other programs to help those in this area.
Your donation now will be especially appreciated since it will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000, by a company doing business in the Hayward community and local individuals who support HCFS.
To donate to the HCFS $250,000 Capital Improvement Campaign, send your donations to the Hayward Community Food Shelf or HCFS at PO Box 779, Hayward, Wisconsin 54843 OR go to www.haywardfoodshelf.net and follow the steps to donate online.