Meet Up and Eat Up Milwaukee! Summer Meals Program provides three daily meals to kids, teens and families
With the support and collaboration of several community organizations, Hunger Task Force celebrated the kickoff of the Milwaukee Summer Meals Program at Southgate Playfield. All summer long, kids and teens (18 and under) are invited to “Meet up And Eat Up” at more than 115 meal sites throughout Milwaukee County.
Through this city-wide collaboration, partners will serve more than 600,000 meals to Milwaukee kids—an already high-need time for childhood hunger. Summer Meals will be available in person and on-site at each location this year.
Numerous organizations will host sites and offer support for Milwaukee’s Summer Meals, including Milwaukee Recreation, Social Development Commission, Department of Public Instruction, Kohl’s, Milwaukee County Parks, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, West Allis/West Milwaukee School District, Salvation Army, Milwaukee Center for Independence, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, No Kid Hungry and USDA.
Meet Up And Eat Up meal sites throughout Milwaukee provide structured, educational and recreational programs to ensure kids have nutritious meals and a place to learn and play. All locations with bright green “Kids Eat Free Summer Meals Here” and “Meet Up And Eat Up” signs are safe, supervised places for children to receive up to three meals per day!
Additional support from Kohl’s will provide many sites with daily suppers, ensuring three meals a day for children in need outside of daycares and elementary schools.
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.