What We’re Hungry For: How Food Pantries Fed Rural Wisconsin During the Pandemic

What We’re Hungry For Trailer from Parker Winship on Vimeo.

A documentary chronicling the response of five rural Wisconsin food pantries to the unprecedented needs of their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. This film tells the story of the hard work, ingenuity, and compassion of these organizations while also exploring the complex and longstanding challenges of fighting hunger in rural America. “What We’re Hungry For” has been an Official Selection at seven film festivals, including the Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival, the Weyauwega International Film Festival, and the Ceres Food Film Festival, where it was honored with the MOVED US MOST award.

The documentary has been shown in a number of community showings, where the screening of the documentary was followed by a discussion of hunger and food insecurity in that community and what could be done to address these issues. Representatives of local food pantries and advocacy organizations led those discussions.

​​Directed by Jim Winship. Co-Produced by Jim Winship & Parker Winship. Featuring: Marty Lee (Waushara County Food Pantry), Marlon Skenandore (Oneida Emergency Food Pantry), Sharon Pomaville (The Sharing Center), Patrick Boyle (Sheboygan County Food Bank), Liz Seefeldt (BRICK Ministries), Judi Bartfeld (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rebecca de Souza (Author, Feeding the Other​), Andy Fisher (Author, Big Hunger), and Roger Thurow (Author, The First Thousand Days). Photography & Editing by Parker Winship. Music by Jeff Herriott