Middleton Outreach Ministry, now WayForward Resources, to host May 18 community event 

According to a press release, nearly 200 people are expected to gather for a community event celebrating WayForward Resources, the new name for Middleton Outreach Ministry, a 40-year-old Dane County nonprofit that operates a food pantry and housing stability programs. 

WayForward Resources serves more than 5,000 people a year. Its food pantry distributes the equivalent of more than 100,000 meals per month to people facing food insecurity. About 500 households a year receive funds from WayForward’s housing stability program, and 98% of participants maintain housing and avoid eviction for a year or longer. 

The event will take place Thursday, May 18 from 4–6 p.m. and include a brief program at 4:15 p.m. featuring remarks from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, United Way of Dane County President and CEO Renee Moe, WayForward Resources Executive Director Ellen Carlson, and WayForward Resources Board President Tricia Nolan. 

The WayForward Resources Food Pantry building at 3502 Parmenter St. in Middleton will host the event.