March 7, 2023
How We’re Moving Forward
At MOM, we have always believed in the power of our community coming together to make a difference for our neighbors.
Since our founding more than 40 years ago by members of Middleton churches who came together to make a difference for our neighbors and as an independent, community-based nonprofit since 2007, we have continued to evolve, innovate and collaborate to respond to the needs of our community. This spring, we will build on that shared history as we move ahead with plans that we’ve been discussing for nearly a decade: changing our name.
Even though we’ll have a new name and logo, our mission, vision and values will remain the same. Together, we will continue working to build a community where everyone has the stability to thrive.
Every day, we are sustained and invigorated by your generosity. When we set up an Amazon Wish List to help re-stock our food pantry shelves, your purchases began showing up within days. When we put out a call for more community food drives to keep up with the increased demand at our food pantry, the Middleton EMS organized a drive among public safety and government offices during the holidays. A group of local restaurants did the same, inviting diners to bring donations with them during the month of February.
As we undergo this important transition to our new name, we are facing other challenges. The neighbors who access our pantry and housing programs are grappling with rising rents and high food prices — their pay and fixed incomes have long since ceased in keeping up. And for many of our clients, things will get more difficult this month when additional pandemic-era federal food assistance comes to an end as food prices still hover near record highs. Now, more than ever, your support helps ensure they have enough nutritious food to eat and can remain in stable housing.
We look forward to sharing our new name with you in the coming months and inviting you to an event to celebrate with us. Thank you for being part of our next chapter. We’re excited to keep moving forward together.