Anthem Foundation announces $100,000 gift to support Hunger Task Force MyPlate program

Oct 5, 2021

As part of their commitment to improving lives and communities through strategic programs, the Anthem Foundation announced a $100,000 gift to support the Hunger Task Force’s MyPlate program. Hunger Task Force’s Sherrie Tussler was joined by Ted Osthelder, President – Anthem Foundation, and volunteers from the health benefits company, at the agency’s new headquarters at 5000 W. Electric Ave to announce the generous gift.

Anthem’s gift directly supports the Hunger Task Force MyPlate program, a healthy model that showcases the five main food groups as presented on a plate including 1) Vegetables, 2) Fruits, 3) Grains, 4) Protein and 5) Dairy. MyPlate encourages people to eat healthy foods by choosing the right types and amounts of foods to eat. The Hunger Task Force MyPlate model assures that vulnerable children, families and seniors who rely on food from the pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters receive nutritious foods.

Thanks to the Anthem Foundation, and gifts from other donors, Hunger Task Force can continue providing healthy options in each of these categories to the organizations within our free and local emergency food network. The Hunger Task Force MyPlate has changed the basics of local hunger relief, targeting healthy, nutritious food donations from the community over highly processed, boxed foods.

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