Foundation Will Match Donations to Hunger Task Force on Thursday
Take a moment later this week to help organization fill Milwaukee area families' food needs and see your donation matched by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
Each year, thousands of people in the Milwaukee area help fight hunger by donating food to the Hunger Task Force, and many then follow up by volunteering at Task Force headquarters to sort all that food.
On Saturday morning, the bulk of about 30 volunteers who sorted 10 tons of food in less than three hours came from the Milwaukee Young Adult Ministry. Opportunities to help in those ways abound year-round.
But not all of the nutritional needs of the hungry are met through direct donations of food. The Hunger Task Force also relies on cash donations to buy food to make up the needs of those it serves who visit more than 70 food pantries and kitchens in Milwaukee County.
There is no better time than Thursday to make your donation, because that's been dubbed Match Day, and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will match your online gift proportionally throughout the date, or by phone from 5 a.m. until midnight.
The donation web page is MatchDayMKE.org, and the phone number is 414-939-MEAL, or 939-6325.