Hunger Task Force distributes Stockboxes to seniors despite winter weather

Jan 9, 2024

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The snow didn’t stop Hunger Task Force from helping out local seniors Tuesday. 

“They count on it each month, to receive the box to help them through the month with having food,” said Director of Senior Services Rick Lewandowski. “They know they can rely on us. We’re here rain, shine or snow.”

Every month, the organization gives out these stock boxes to provide extra help to those 60 and older. The boxes are filled with supplemental items like cereal, milk, cheese, canned fruits and vegetables. 

Over 100 low-income seniors stopped by Tuesday to get their free Stockbox – a sight Hunger Task Force says shows just how needed the boxes are. 

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.