Kahler Slater is excited to welcome our 2023-25 community partner organizations. Community involvement and volunteerism is integral to who we are. We are dedicated to finding ways to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communities we live, work, and serve.
Our two-year partnership program began over 10 years ago in an effort to form relationships and have a deeper impact on the community. For 2023-25, we have committed to partnering with Groundwork Milwaukee, Hartland Farm Sanctuary, Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Shalom Farms. We look forward to making a meaningful impact with each organization and the local communities they serve.
The mission of Groundwork Milwaukee is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being. Groundwork Milwaukee collaborates with communities to provide legal and safe access to city-owned vacant space, materials and labor for garden builds and maintenance, and planning and training of health-based educational and recreational programming in the gardens.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary’s mission is to inspire compassion for all beings by offering a safe, welcoming space where people and farm animals come together to experience growth, healing and connection. They provide high-quality, specialized care to rescued farm animals, offer inclusive humane education programs for learners of all ages and provide experiential therapy to ensure the Heartland community is accessible for everyone.
Greater Chicago Food Depository strives to end hunger by connecting neighbors with healthy food and advancing solutions that address the root causes of hunger. They proudly provide food for neighbors in need across Chicago and Cook County and partner with a large network of food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and programs to distribute food and resources.
Shalom Farms works to build healthy communities by growing and providing healthy food access to all. The food they grow is distributed through a network of programs and partnerships in communities where access to healthy food is limited. They provide a comprehensive range of food access programs and strategies that serve over 10,000 community members annually.