Hunger Task Force and Palermo’s Distribute 500 “Easter Baskets for the Hungry” to Local Families in Need

Apr 1, 2023

Now in its 15th year, Palermo’s and Hunger Task Force have partnered to host “Easter Baskets for the Hungry.” Palermo’s Easter Baskets for the Hungry is an annual event that provides a hot Easter meal and other food to families and seniors in our community.

“Over the years, we’ve done so many amazing events with Sherrie and Hunger Task Force,” said Laura Fallucca, chief creative officer for Palermo’s. “Since we’ve started this partnership, we’ve done over 15,000 easter baskets, and we feel good knowing that everything goes to the families for free.”

Each box contained food for an Easter dinner, such as a fresh ham, apples, carrots, potatoes, whole grain pasta and pasta sauce, breakfast cereal, Easter treats, Palermo’s frozen pizza, and much more. Hunger Task Force works with its local pantry network to identify 500 families in need who will be recipients of the Easter Boxes just before the holiday.

“Not everyone gets the opportunity to enjoy an Easter Meal during the holiday, ” said Hunger Task Force executive director Sherrie Tussler. “We are grateful to Palermo’s and their partnership over the years. They have provided Easter meals for so many families in our community.”

Palermo’s and Hunger Task Force have partnered on Easter Baskets for the Hungry since 2008.

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