Our Team

Founder, Executive Director
Rochelle Gamauf

Rochelle Gamauf, a native of Waukesha resident for over 27 years, is the founder and Executive Director of Friends with Food. Before starting Friends with Food, Rochelle held a Real Estate Broker license and has owned several businesses that she started from the ground up. Back in early March of 2020 the world as we knew it was about to change. Her passion to help her community showed deeply the first week of service, she made homemade spaghetti and delivered it to 10 families. As the Executive Director, Rochelle is committed to carrying out the mission of serving others at their time of need and changing the life of others.

One thing that you should know about Rochelle, she loves to inspire others to achieve their full potential. Rochelle was recognized by her peers for her work to the community and achieved Realtor of the Year for 2020 by Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors. Rochelle’s loves to share her story of inspiration with others. In February 2022 she spoke at a Women’s Strong Conference sharing her story of achievement.

Rochelle has been married for 26 years to her husband Jim (he is also a board member).  They have three adult children which you may find here and there helping at the pantry. They have two dogs, Henry and Chad that keep them active. In Rochelle’s free time, she loves to go on vacation and see new things, she loves to take walks in nature and do other outdoor activities.

Director of Operations
Angelica Graef

Angelica Graef, a native of Waukesha resident for over 32 years, is the Director of Operations with Friends with Food. As the director of operations, Angelica handles the food coming into our facility and going out. You will find her at the pantry in our warehouse, handling all the shipments coming in and going out to our other non-profit food partners. 

A few things that you should know about Angelica, she is a hard worker and has such passion for our mission of serving our community. She is a home school teacher to her three children.  

Angelica has been married for 10 years to her husband Joe (he is also a board member). They have three children who you will find helping at the pantry and serving others. They have a dog, Honey that keeps them active. In Angelica’s free time, she loves to be involved with her children’s sporting activities, being a coach when called on. Angelica and her family love to vacation up north and being at their lake home. Her family enjoys all the outdoors activities. 

Family Coordinator
Madison Schmitt

Madison Lunde was born and raised in Waukesha. She has a passion for serving others and believes that all people are deserving of dignity and kindness. Madison spent the last decade working in the construction industry before going to work in landscaping. When she isn’t working or helping at the pantry, you can find her spending time with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog. Madison loves houseplants, hiking, and candle making.

 

Madison took over the Family coordinator position at Friends with Food in October of 2022.  You will find you sending weekly emails to families for sign up and helping register any family that is having issues signing up online.  We are super proud to add her to our team.

Our Purpose

Dedicated to Feeding the Future

Our purpose is to respond the needs in our community by providing food and supplies during a time of need.