As a mother of two, Amy McBurney says it breaks her heart to think of mothers who cannot feed their babies. She uses her $1,000 to buy formula to donate to food pantries that can distribute it to mothers in need.
After buying the formula, Amy's first stop is Human Concerns of South Milwaukee, a food pantry that serves about 200 families a month. Chris, the pantry coordinator, says they use formula to supplement what mothers get for their babies through Wisconsin's Women, Infants and Children program. The organization was down to just two cans of formula before Amy's donation!
Amy drops off more cans to a second shelter, then takes the remaining formula to the Hunger Task Force, which distributes formula to 18 food pantries in the area.
Amy says the challenge opened her eyes to how much some people really need. "To do even a small thing for them felt good, but it also made me feel that there's a lot more to be done," she says. "I think that's the most important thing that I've learned through this whole challenge is that everyone really needs to help others that need it."