Food For Health, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that provides home-delivered medically tailored meals to low-income individuals in southeastern Wisconsin, has announced a $15 million fundraising campaign to advance its mission of preventing and reversing diet-related disease through the “power of food.”
The organization was launched in 2022 by the Dohmen Company Foundation, as part of its new vision, “life without diet-related disease,” which refers to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, high-risk pregnancy and cardiovascular disease. Central to the foundation’s strategy is the belief that food is a key preventative medical intervention, in some cases superior to pharmaceuticals and medical procedures that are often used as a band-aid fix rather than addressing the root cause of a chronic illness.
Dohmen provided the seed money for Food For Health, but the organization is now raising funds as it works to become a self-sustaining entity. The $15 million fundraising initiative was announced Tuesday during an event at Dohmen and Food For Health’s new headquarters, located at 2007 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milwaukee’s Halyard Park neighborhood. The funds will support Food For Health’s goal of improving the health of 50,000 people over the next five years.