616 Aurora Drive
Green Bay, WI 54302
To end food insecurity for our school children in NE Wisconsin. The mission was created in memory of 11 year old Ben Delain. Ben was a compassionate boy who hated to see any hurt in the world. In August 2007, while driving to the annual family campout, Ben saw a homeless man on the side of the road asking for food. He persistently begged to pull over the truck, and when they did, he gently tossed the man an apple. A few days after his selfless act, Ben passed away as a result of an accident.
In the 2017-18 school year, Ben's Wish has ongoing support for 650 students in Brown County with Food Backpacks. There is an unfunded request for an additional 50% growth in the support program. We are supporting another 70 students in Oconto County with requests for more assistance. This program was suggested by the Green Bay Area School District as a means to fight Food Insecurity issues with local students.