Feed the Body, Feed the Soul

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Helping Fight Hunger in Northeast Wisconsin

The Oshkosh Corporation Family is committed to supporting basic needs and fighting poverty. It all started in August 2017 when we hosted a musical event in partnership with the Refuge Foundation for the Arts and Fox Communities Credit Union. Dollars raised from the event were used to purchase rice which was packaged for local food pantries by a great team of volunteers. We loved making such a big difference in people’s lives that we decided to do it again.

In May 2018, we again partnered with the Refuge Foundation for the Arts to host a Salute to Tom Petty with Cory Chisel & Friends. A portion of ticket sales purchased food for our packing event, which took place in July 2018. With the help of volunteers from our community, we:

  • Packed over 200,000 lbs. of nutrient-dense food for local food pantries
  • Provided supply for food pantries throughout NE Wisconsin for approximately one year


"We can’t thank everyone enough for the time and effort that was put into this project! Because of this donation we are able to offer multiple bags to clients. One household recently took 10 bags and was inquiring about taking more. We were so pleased to offer this family a food item that was recognized and desired in their diet.  Because of the wonderful people that made this happen, we look like heroes to our clients, but we know who the real heroes are!"

Terri Green
Executive Director, Oshkosh Area Community Pantry

One in five children in Northeast Wisconsin do not have enough to eat.  You can support the fight against poverty by volunteering at your local food pantries, volunteering at Feeding America, and participating in future Feed the Body, Feed the soul events.
Stay tuned for our next Feed the Body, Feed the Soul event!