Block Out Hunger campaign leads to $16,700 gift from Cousins Subs

Aug 20, 2021

For the sixth consecutive season, Cousins Subs and the Milwaukee Bucks teamed up to fight hunger across the state of Wisconsin through the Block Out Hunger campaign. For every shot blocked by the Bucks during the 2020-21 regular season, Cousins Subs donated $50 to Hunger Task Force. As a result of the Milwaukee Bucks blocking 334 shots, Cousin Subs donated $16,700 to provide nutritious milk to the nearly 50,000 Milwaukee residents served each month by Hunger Task Force.

“Through our Make It Better Foundation, we provide financial support to address the vital community need of hunger,” said Justin McCoy, Vice President of Marketing at Cousins Subs and Vice President of the Make It Better Foundation. “Hunger affects so many of our communities and we’re grateful for the best teammates – the Milwaukee Bucks and Hunger Task Force – who work alongside us to improve the health and vitality of our communities across the state.”

The check presentation was paired with a Stockbox build engaging employee volunteers from Cousins Subs. Stockbox is a program that provides healthy food every month to improve the diet and nutrition of low-income seniors 60 or older.

“This partnership with Cousins Subs and our world champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, is very special for us,” said Jonathan Hansen, Director of Development at Hunger Task Force. “This past year, Hunger Task Force purchased and delivered over 8 million pounds of Wisconsin dairy products, including 700,000 gallons of milk, to families across the state.”

Since its inception in the 2015-16 season, the Block Out Hunger campaign has raised more than $115,000 to support the Hunger Task Force network. Cousins Subs and the Milwaukee Bucks named Hunger Task Force as the beneficiary of the Block Out Hunger campaign because it’s Milwaukee’s only Free & Local food bank, is Wisconsin’s leading anti-hunger organization and has a strong network of partner pantries across the state.

“The need continues to be very high in our community, and across the state,” said Hansen. “We would encourage others to follow Cousins Subs’ leadership example to get involved and support Hunger Task Force.”

Cousin Subs presents check to Hunger Task Force
Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s anti-hunger leader. The organization provides healthy and nutritious food to hungry children, families and seniors in the community absolutely free of charge. Hunger Task Force was founded in 1974 by a local advocacy group who then formed Milwaukee’s first food bank. Today, Hunger Task Force is 100% supported by the community and provides a safety net of emergency food with dignity to a network of 75 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Through legislative analysis, education and community organizing, Hunger Task Force continues to advocate for anti-hunger policy at the local, state and federal level. For more information, visit