Maxie’s 16th Annual Derby Day Party for Hunger Task Force Raises Record Donation

May 12, 2023

Hunger Task Force is thrilled to announce the remarkable success of Maxie’s recent Derby Day Party for Hunger Task Force, held on Saturday, May 6. The event surpassed all expectations, raising a record-setting $20,574 donation in support of the food bank. The previous record was set last year with a donation of $14,280.

Maxie’s Derby Day Party attracted an enthusiastic crowd donned in their finest Derby attire, creating an atmosphere of elegance and excitement as they gathered to celebrate the legendary horse race while uniting to support the important mission of Hunger Task Force. Thanks to the incredible support of Maxie’s patrons, as well as the generosity of sponsors and donors, the event was able to achieve its unprecedented success in fundraising efforts. The donation raised during the party will have a profound impact on Hunger Task Force’s tireless efforts to alleviate hunger and food insecurity within our community.

“We are deeply grateful to all who contributed to the remarkable success of Derby Day,” said Dan Sidner, co-owner of Maxie’s. “The unwavering support we received showcases the shared determination of the Milwaukee community to ensure that no one goes to bed hungry. The funds raised will enable Hunger Task Force to utilize their resources for those most in need.”

“Maxie’s Derby Day Party was an amazing success, contributing $20,574 to Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank,” said Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force. “Hunger Task Force loves creative and fun events like Maxie’s Derby Days that rally the community and raise awareness. We want to thank Maxie’s for the wonderful southern food, craft cocktails, fancy dresses and beautiful jazz music to make this event successful.”

The party’s success is a testament to the unwavering support of the day’s sponsors and the tireless efforts of Maxie’s staff and Hunger Task Force’s dedicated volunteers. The two organizations would like to extend their deepest appreciation to everyone involved for their invaluable contributions, as well as the wonderful professionals who generously devoted their time, resources, and talents to make this event a resounding success.

Maxie’s remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting Hunger Task Force’s mission of eradicating hunger in our community. For more information about Hunger Task Force, their programs, or ways to contribute, please visit For more information about Maxie’s, please visit

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