Volunteer Impact: Ana Kraft

Volunteer Impact: Ana Kraft

Anastasia Kraft hails from Germany and has a background in mechanical engineering and project management. She speaks four languages and is an adventure-seeker who runs a local sustainability meetup group in her spare time. She helps FMFM to analyze the sustainability, materials and logistics behind the projects we're working on. 

We interviewed Ana to find out more about why she stays connected with FMFM. 

Fall Harvest Tasting at the Milwaukee Public Market

Friends of FMFM gathered at the Milwaukee Public Market for our Fall Harvest Tasting fundraising event on October 14, 2016. Proceeds funded the build of a rainwater harvesting system for the Rwandan Orphans Project - a home for street children in rural Rwanda. More than $5,000 was raised in this short evening!

Successful Fundraiser at Lakefront Brewery

The Feeding Mouths, Filling Minds team held an event at Milwaukee's Lakefront Brewery to raise funds for phase III of the Gatune Farm Pond build for Huruma Children's Home. More than $5k was raised and all proceeds were given to the Huruma Trust Fund to assist with the purchase of a cover for the farm ponds that our team has worked hard to help fund over the past year.  

FMFM Helps Turn Urban Food Desert into Source of Learning & Nutrition

Neighborhood news source DNAinfo.com covered the story of FMFM's involvement with Youth Outreach Services (YOS) in Chicago. The article, "There's A Lot More Than Just Vegetables Going Into This Urban Garden," tells the story of how Feeding Mouths Filling minds helped to turn an abandoned plot of land in this urban food desert into a thriving community garden run by the youth that YOS serves. 

 Read the full story here. 

FMFM Receives Mention in Brookfield Now

As Feeding Mouths Filling Minds is just kicking off their beginnings, local businesses and news jumped to support the group. A local creative firm, Savvy Panda, designed and hosted our first website, and a local reporter took an interest in us and published a story in Brookfield Now - an online publication covering local news. Without community support like this, we couldn't accomplish the projects we do every year. 

Read the full story here: http://archive.brookfieldnow.com/news/doing-for-others-becomes-group-effort-nk76crd-174504641.html