Marathon County Hunger Coalition

Marathon Hunger Coalition

* Register here for Turkey Trot 2022* 

Turkey Trot is happening in person this year, with the race starting & ending in the 400 Block!  Click here for this year's map. 

Early Registration – September 5th - October 31st. 2022: $25.00

November 1 - November 19th: $30.00

November 20th - race day: $35.00

100% of your registration fee will be donated to the Marathon County Hunger Coalition, an initiative of United Way. Money raised from this event will help feed those in need during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Participation is limited, with t-shirts being guaranteed to the first 1,500 participants.

T-SHIRT PICK-UP:

Where: The Great Hall
When: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Time: 11:00am - 7:30pm

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: If I decide not to race after registering, can I get a refund?
A: There are no refunds. 100% of your registration fee will be donated to the Marathon County Hunger Coalition, an initiative of United Way. Money raised from this event will help feed those in need during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Q: Can I bring food to donate?
A: Each year more than 100 volunteers are necessary to help with race day tasks and food collection. Food will be accepted onsite at packet pickup & race morning.

Turkey Trot

Bulk Buy

The Marathon County Hunger Coalition runs a program known as The Bulk Purchase. Each month, the coalition reaches out to a dozen local pantries and intakes their orders. Instead of focusing on traditional pantry needs, The Coalition buys what the pantry specifically requests, helping to fill the gaps and supplement other methods of food sourcing.

On average, the coalition spends around $2,000/month between 8-12 local pantries. In the spirit of keeping things local, we source all of our Bulk Orders from local grocers, including Lambs Fresh Market & Edgar IGA.

In an ever-changing environment, this model allows us to be flexible with our partner pantries, meeting them where they are and supplying them with an inventory that we know will make it to the families that need it most.

 

Farm to Family Produce Program

FARM TO FAMILY PRODUCE PROGRAM

The Marathon County Hunger Coalition partners with two local farms located in Athens, WI to source fresh produce boxes, which are then given to multiple agencies to distribute in Marathon County. The Marathon County Hunger Coalition strives to improve food security for all individuals and families in Marathon County. Partnering with local farms and offering fresh, locally grown produce gives us a remarkable sense of pride. Through this model 80% of our funds stay in the community, and we’re making access to fresh farm produce easier!

To learn more about our partners, read more below!

Reddoor Family Farm

Red Door

A red door is a welcoming symbol that spans many cultures and traditions. In addition to providing nourishing and delicious food, we invite you to be a part of our farm and feel welcome as you get to know your food, your farmers, and your neighbors.

Red Door Family Farm is a Certified Organic diversified farm in Athens, Wisconsin. We grow 10 acres of vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms for CSA, Farmers Markets, and local Restaurant sales. We are proud to serve our local food pantry, offering the freshest and most nutrient dense food available to those who need it most.

Look for us in restaurants, grocery stores, or at Wausau’s year-round farmers market, or ensure the choicest produce our farm has to offer by joining our CSA!

As farmers, we believe in making a food system that support rural communities, promotes health, and is sustainable economically and environmentally.

 

Cattail Organics

Cattails

Our farm is rooted in organic production and philosophy working with natural systems and the local ecosystem to produce food that is healthiest for our family and our community.

We pride ourselves on having exceedingly clean, well packaged, and fresh produce for everyone who enjoys our food from CSA and farmers market customers to chefs, grocery stores and people who receive our produce food aid programs.

We deeply believe that all people, especially the most vulnerable, should have access to the most nutritious and fresh food.