Stories of Those Who Served: Hunger Task Force Honors Veterans

Nov 11, 2021

November 11 is Veterans Day, and Hunger Task Force honors those who are serving, or have served, in the Armed Forces. In line with our core values – Justice, Compassion, Stewardship and Dignity – Hunger Task Force extends our deepest gratitude to clients, staff, donors and volunteers who have served our country.

We explore Veterans Day from the perspective of three veterans – David McCarter (Army), FoodShare recipient and Hunger Task Force client; Claire Lederhaus (Wisconsin Air National Guard), Hunger Task Force volunteer; and Martin McGee (Army), Hunger Task Force Inventory Control Manager.

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