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.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jim Price
Monday, March 11
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 …
All Milwaukee County fire departments have partnered with the Hunger Task Force to help increase donations of the nutritious and kid-friendly food.
As the cost of peanut butter reached an all-time high in 2012, the Hunger Task Force's supply of the delicious, nutritious and kid-friendly food began running low. And while people across the county are willing to donate, getting to the Hunger Task Force food bank at 201 S. Hawley Court in Milwaukee during its hours of operation of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is not always an easy task. Enter: local fire departments. All of Milwaukee County’s fire departments — more specifically, the 60 fire stations in the county — will be public peanut butter donation centers for the Hunger Task Force starting today, Jan. 17. “I had seen the need for peanut butter. Then I thought, ‘Why haven’t I donated peanut butter?’ said Greenfield Fire Chief Jon Cohn, who …