Match Madness MKE Returns March 1 – 10, Double Your Donation To End Hunger

Mar 1, 2023

Annual campaign aims double the impact for hungry families in Milwaukee

Hunger Task Force kicks off its March gift-matching campaign today: Match Madness MKE, a community fundraising campaign to support hunger relief for Milwaukee families. For the 8th consecutive year, this annual program strikes hunger at a time when brackets and competitions are top of mind in the community. Match Madness MKE is the perfect opportunity for the community to give back and “score big” for local families with a doubled donation.

Through a generous matching pool built by local donors—including Sargento, the Brian A. McCarty Family Fund and Zurn Elkay Water Solutions—all donations made to Hunger Task Force March 1 – 10 will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

All funds raised through Match Madness MKE will be used to provide healthy and nutritious food to local pantries and meal programs to feed hungry children in the Hunger Task Force network.

“Match Madness MKE is a great way for the community to get involved and give back to get more bang for your buck during a time when hunger relief giving tends to be low,” said Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force. “While we’re cheering on our favorite teams and thinking about Spring Break, others are thinking about their next meal. With the generous match in place, giving back is easier than ever.”

Fans attending the March 7 Bruce Springsteen concert at Fiserv Forum will also have the chance to contribute to Match Madness MKE, as The Boss will lead a call on stage to contribute and get matched at the show.

Every gift made from March 1 – 10 will be doubled. Donations can be made online; via phone at 414.777.0483; via mail at 5000 W. Electric Ave., West Milwaukee, WI 53219; or in person by dropping off a gift at the address listed above.

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.