At Outpost, we envision an ideal world where our community has access to organically and locally produced goods, is educated about choices that impact the environment, and supports a locally-based economy.
Outpost Community Partners is one way we strive to achieve this vision.
Every year four locally-based non-profit organizations are given the opportunity to partner with Outpost in order to build greater community awareness of the group and also raise much needed funds. Each organization will receive a 00 donation from Outpost, one-fourth of the earned interest from Outpost’s Co-op Community Fund and opportunities to partner with Outpost on additional fundraising events.
Spring 2015: Wellspring
In an Ideal World..."Wellspring will strongly and effectively continue to act as a catalyst to cultivate a region committed to food safety, sovereignty and sustainability."
Outpost's 2015 Community Partners
Winter: Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative www.mkehomelessvets.org
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative is the only veterans’ organization in the state of Wisconsin that provides home support and food programs to homeless and at-risk veterans. Its unique on-the-street outreach efforts help vets reach and maintain their highest level of independence.
Spring: Wellspring www.wellspringinc.org
Wellspring is an education and retreat center, as well as a certified organic farm and CSA. Their successful Farm to School program aims to improve the health of children and their communities while supporting local farmers through elementary school classroom instruction and partnerships with local grocery stores.
Summer: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center www.sanc.org
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center provides critical environmental science education to 27,000 school students and 145,000 visitors annually. In addition to their education programs, they have a cutting edge land stewardship program that is working to restore their 185 acre preserve back to what it was in pre-settlement times.
Fall: Progressive Community Health Centers www.progressivechc.org
Progressive Community Health Centers provide affordable medical and dental care to primarily low income, underserved populations in Milwaukee. They serve roughly 7,000 patients annually at their two clinics through a holistic approach to health and wellness. With the addition of their newest location, expanded programming will now include nutritional cooking demonstrations, exercise classes and chronic disease support groups.
2014 Community Partners
2013 Community Partners