BEDS Special Bulletin: Food Rescue

BEDS Special Bulletin: Food Rescue

People experiencing homelessness and imminent risk of homelessness struggle to maintain a healthy diet, which has grown even more difficult during COVID-19. BEDS has expanded its Food Rescue program to reach a growing number of “food insecure” clients. Let’s learn more.   How Are Food Insecurity and Homelessness Related? People […]

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A special thank you to our meal team volunteers

A special thank you to our meal team volunteers

During National Superheroes Month, we celebrate our volunteers! Our work isn’t possible without the help of volunteers, who assist with meal deliveries, shelter, support center tasks and more. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers helped to donate and deliver more than 40,000 individual meals. We are incredibly grateful for our […]

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A day on the job with our Food Rescue team

A day on the job with our Food Rescue team

BEDS Emergency Services Coordinator Sue Dever talks about a day in the life of our Food Rescue program. It takes a dedicated team of donors, staff and volunteers to prepare meals for delivery to our clients. Our Food Rescue program saves more than 1,400 pounds of food per month that […]

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Meet BEDS Superhero, Erin Molek

Meet BEDS Superhero, Erin Molek

During National Superheroes Month, we celebrate our staff! Meet Erin Molek, Community Engagement Coordinator. Erin first got involved with BEDS about seven years ago when she started volunteering. Throughout the years, Erin has helped grow the Food Rescue program at BEDS and also has worked to engage the community in […]

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Meet BEDS Superhero, Sue Dever

Meet BEDS Superhero, Sue Dever

During National Superheroes Month, we celebrate our staff! Meet Sue Dever, Emergency Services Coordinator. Sue started out as a volunteer at BEDS back in 2014, when she and her teenage son had signed up to work an emergency overnight shelter shift. She became more and more involved as a volunteer […]

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Brookfield Elks, Tischler’s partner to aid BEDS Plus clients

Brookfield Elks, Tischler’s partner to aid BEDS Plus clients

Riverside/Brookfield Landmark reporter Jackie Pisano wrote about the partnership between the Brookfield Elks and grocer Tischlers Finer Foods to provide food to BEDS clients. The food basket donations, part of the Match a Meal program, have helped to feed more than 100 people so far. Click here to read more. […]

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Food stamp cuts threaten people experiencing homelessness

Food stamp cuts threaten people experiencing homelessness

It’s not obvious, but helping clients apply for government benefits like Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Earned Income Tax Credits (EIC), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the more valuable things we do. Clients do not always have the […]

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