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Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK)

FORK is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit providing nutritional support to children from food insecure homes within the Northland Pines, Three Lakes, and Phelps School Districts

To accomplish this mission, FORK has identified 4 areas by which our organization’s success will be measured. It is through these pillars that we strive to ensure that hunger does not stand in the way of success for any child.

  • 1 The first of these measures is how we gauge the success of our 3 local nutritional support programs: FORK Cares, FORK NOW, and our 10 Children’s Pantry locations.
  • 2 Secondly, FORK will actively collaborate with other local organizations, businesses, and individuals who are also focused on the issue of childhood food insecurity.
    * FORK Extra collaboration with local food pantries.
    * CashFORKids Collaborative fundraising effort with Northwoods Weekend Backpack Programs.
    * FORK NOW Collaboration with Local School districts and Vilas County Department of Social Services.
    * Family Food Helpline partnership with Vilas and Oneida County Departments of Social Services
  • 3 The third pillar of our success will be built through the organization's active efforts to educate the broader community.
    * Build a common understanding around the challenge of food insecurity
    * Provide broader access to information regarding the support programs to those families struggling with food insecurity
  • 4 Finally, the most critical measure of FORK and our success will be this organization's financial sustainability. Both in support of the critical needs of food insecure children today, and our responsibility to face down chronic long-term food insecurity into the future through our commitment to the FORK Endowment Fund.

Meet Our Board


Perry Pokrandt


Scott Foster

Vice President

Chairperson FORK Cares


Dan Beihoff


Chairperson FORK NOW


Catie Ford


Richard (Rick) Miech

Board Member

Chairperson Education


Kathy Schmitz

Board Member

Chairperson Grants


Jean Arndt

Board Member

Chairperson FORK Pantry


Kate Ferrel

Board Member

Chairperson Family Food Helpline

Teri Maney-190

Teri Maney

Board Member

Ben Rabenn

Board Member
Julie Szafranski-crop

Julie Szafranski


Lexi Scafaro


Chairperson CashFORKids


Mindy Wessel


Chairperson Team FORK


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Feed Our Rural Kids, Inc.
4887 Echo Ridge Drive 
Eagle River, WI 54521

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