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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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Farm to School

Farm to School has been a staple in Brown County schools for over a decade with Wello facilitating a Farm to School Task Force that brings in local funding to support the schools and creates a space for the sharing of ideas. Farm to School has long focused on education to increase the understanding of…

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Improving Well-Being for All to Thrive: Wello 2023 Recap

All People. Thriving. No Exceptions. This mantra has acted as our north star in 2023 as we have expanded and deepened our commitment to collective well-being here at Wello. With the New Year on the horizon, we wanted to dedicate this column to celebrate, express gratitude, and set a bold vision for our future.   Cultivating…

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Well-Being: Are We Willing To Do It?

It’s one thing to identify a community need.  It’s another to take collective action to solve it.  When a need has been surfaced by the community, Wello asks two questions. First, is there a way to address the need or remove the barrier identified by our community? And secondly, and more importantly, if there is…

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Wello Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

Last month, Wello welcomed three new members to our Board of Directors. They include Allie Barthen, Melinda Danforth, and Sri Kantamneni. You can see the full Wello Board by scrolling down on the About page. Allie Barthen Allie is the Senior Director, Client Delivery for Breakthrough.  “I have a passion for our community, as I…

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Celebrating Five Years as Wello

On October 3, 2018 at Ariens Hill in the Titletown District, we officially launched our rebrand as Wello and declared our new vision to address barriers to well-being through a community building approach.  We introduced you to our new name, brand colors, and most importantly, our mission to co-create community conditions that are fair and…

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