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Wello Publishes 2023 Community Health and Well-Being Report of Brown County

Wello published the 2023 Community Health and Well-Being Report  earlier this month! This 2023 report is the third report of Wello’s survey which is conducted in Brown County every two years with the first completed in 2019. The 2023 report includes data from new questions on current and future thriving status, discrimination, food insecurity, and…

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Wello Receives $180,000 WI LFPA Grant to Expand Cultivating Community

Wello is thrilled to announce the organization was one of nine recipients chosen by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to receive a Local Food Purchase Assistance Program (WI LFPA) Community Partners Grant. Wello was awarded $180,000 to support the expansion of the Cultivating Community Healthy Food Access Program. Cultivating Community…

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Cook Like A Champion With Community Partners

As part of Cultivating Community, Wello’s food systems work, we partnered with Chef Ace Champion to sponsor episodes of Cook Like A Champion. The goal was to highlight the importance of a strong, local food system which include prioritizing local purchasing to support and grow our farming economy while also celebrating culturally specific food. Wello…

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Well-Being: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

The legendary Tina Turner asked the question “What’s love got to do with it” as she captivated hearts and souls in her 1984 song. Her powerful vocals, boundless energy, and eclectic flare built a community of loving, global fans.  Love. It’s a term often used between two people to showcase their admiration and affection for…

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Catalyzing a People-Powered Movement for Well-Being

Well-being starts with “we.” This is not only our tagline, a collective “we” is Wello’s foundation for catalyzing a people-powered movement around collective well-being in Northeast, Wisconsin. Why? At Wello, we want to create a world where all people thrive. No exceptions. To do this, we work to build-up our collective “we” by fostering relationships…

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Natalie Bomstad Receives UW-Green Bay Community Service Award

The Wello team attended the 2024 University of Wisconsin Green-Bay Winter Seasonal Reception and Dinner at the Weidner Center on January 22, 2024 where Executive Director Natalie Bomstad was honored as the Community Service Award Recipient for her leadership of Wello and what our organization and our partners have accomplished for our community! Thank you…

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Expanding Wholesale Markets for Disadvantaged Farmers

Developing systems that connect  local food producers to local food needs is an emerging strategy for increasing healthy food access while simultaneously supporting small, local farms.  Wisconsin has led the way nationally with an ever increasing number of state, federal and privately-funded  programs that link Wisconsin farmers to food pantries, food banks and to CSA-style…

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Farm to Community

Farm to Community Out of the box thinking is at the heart of Wello’s work to create links between local producers and people who need food in the community. For the past three years, our multi-sector Cultivating Community Farm to Food Assistance team has operationalized the distribution of locally-sourced, organic produce boxes to families in…

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Processing and Logistics

During the USDA Farm to School grant period, it became clear that due to staffing shortages, most schools require produce to be minimally processed. In other words, given the choice between buying a whole local cucumber or a sliced, non-local cucumber, the sliced product is always going to win. That’s a big barrier, as food…

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