Orbit: Store Created in Response to Food Assistance Need Expands

The Orbit was created to service students in need.  What started as an idea for a small food closet to provide snacks to underprivileged students has since expanded this school year to a fully fledged resource with items essential to daily life.

Ava Dieck, Reporter

February 24, 2017

Recent numbers prove that a shifting demographic creates a higher need for food assistance programs within the Neenah Joint School District (N.J.S.D.) and its surrounding community; therefore the district response within the Home of the Rockets is to create the Orbit to service students in need.    ...

Fighting Hunger: Breakfast Brings Focus

Around 20% of NHS students receive free and reduced meals at school, including breakfast, affecting the rest of their day.

Emily Roberts, Reporter

February 16, 2017

While some students eat a home cooked breakfast comprised of fresh pancakes and sizzling bacon before the bell rings at 7:50 a.m., others hop on a familiar yellow bus to arrive with time to spare for consuming a breakfast courtesy of Chartwells Dining Services -- many of which are free or reduced. Annou...

Fighting Hunger: One Helping Hand at a Time

Helping Hands Craft Fair has signs throughout the Neenah Community, including Neenah High School.

BaJie Vang, Reporter

January 27, 2017

Hunger, a worldwide epidemic -- affecting more than a million families and children across the globe and in Wisconsin -- offers no reprive to families who struggle with poverty. According to, about one in five children suffer from hunger in Wisconsin. In Winnebago County, according to Feeding America, in 2014 about 19,800 people suffered food insecurities. As poverty has grown in the past decade, low-income families have entered N....

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