Hunger Relief Federation receives support from the Tavern League of Wisconsin

Oct 21, 2021

This week, the Hunger Relief Federation received generous support from the Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW). The league’s $3,185 gift will be used to provide scholarships to Federation members for the 2022 Hunger Relief Federation Conference being planned for next fall.

Dan Taivalkoski, Southern Zone Vice President for the TLW and Executive Director at the Racine County Food Bank, spearheaded the fundraising efforts. As owner of The Beacon Tavern & Grill in Racine, WI and Hunger Relief Federation member, Taivalkoski’s distinct roles make him a unique ambassador to connect these two worlds.

With over 5,000 members, the Tavern League of Wisconsin is the largest trade association in the United States to exclusively represent the interests of licensed beverage retailers. Founded in 1935, the Tavern League of Wisconsin also has a charitable arm, the Tavern League of Wisconsin Foundation, helping create goodwill in the communities their members call home. The league’s gift is comprised of direct support from the 1st and 9th districts, as well as from additional money raised from a collection at the 85th Annual Fall Convention and Trade Show earlier this month.

The Hunger Relief Federation of Wisconsin comprises 134 members in 72 counties, 3 states and two countries, joining together to end hunger. The Hunger Relief Federation is committed to feeding people in need today and advocating for public policies to end hunger tomorrow. Learn more at:

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