Hunger Task Force and Kohl’s Team Up for “Double-Double” Build and Food Sort

May 2, 2023

150 Kohl’s volunteers simultaneously build 680 Stockboxes and sorted 23,000 pounds of food

Hunger Task Force and Kohl’s continued to build on their long-standing partnership to reduce food insecurity in Milwaukee by executing a firs-of-its-kind “Double-Double” in the food bank’s Volunteer Action Center. This larger scale event featured a team of 150+ enthusiastic Kohl’s volunteers simultaneously building 500 Stockboxes and sorting over 20,000 pounds of food.

“Hunger Task Force and Kohl’s have a long history of large-scale volunteer events, and we’re grateful for Kohl’s volunteerism and financial support to feed families in our community,” says Sherrie Tussler, Hunger Task Force Executive Director. “We are thankful to have Kohl’s support and partnership over the last 14 years, and we look forward to hosting many more first-of-its-kind events with them.”

“A huge thank you to the Hunger Task Force team for hosting more than 150 Kohl’s associates for this incredible Double Combo Build. We spent a great afternoon together giving back in our hometown,” said Tara Geiter, Kohl’s director of community relations. “Having access to healthy food is a critical aspect of health and wellness, which is the cornerstone of Kohl’s philanthropic work, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to provide hands-on support to an organization that is making such an incredible impact in our community.”

Today’s Stockbox/Food Sort “Double-Double ” reinforces Kohl’s commitment to Hunger Task Force and fighting hunger in our community and helps support the 35,000 people who visit network food pantries each month in Milwaukee. In February, Kohl’s donated $750,000 to Hunger Task Force to further the organization’s mission of ensuring everyone in the Milwaukee community has access to nutritious food at no cost. Since 2009, Kohl’s and Kohl’s Cares have committed more than $10 million to Hunger Task Force’s vital mission. Additionally, Kohl’s associates have volunteered approximately 10,700 hours of their time since 2016.

Hunger Task Force annually distributes nearly 10 million pounds of food to local pantries, meal programs and senior centers free of charge and distributes more than 106,000 Stockboxes across 26 Wisconsin counties.

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