Hunger Task Force, Kohl’s Hold Cooking Class to Celebrate the Organization’s $1.5 Million Donation

Feb 12, 2024

Kohl’s made a $1.5 million commitment to Hunger Task Force over two years to support the purchase and distribution of healthy foods – in compliance with the USDA’s MyPlate Plan – at our partner network across the greater Milwaukee area in addition to providing kids with healthy options through the Summer Meals program.

To celebrate the donation, Hunger Task Force hosted Kohl’s and representatives from three pantry partners – Jewish Community Pantry, All Saints Catholic Church and Hmong American Friendship Association – for a nutrition education demonstration to learn how to make quick and healthy, customizable pear quesadillas.

Over the past 15 years, Kohl’s has committed more than $11.5 million to enable the food bank to provide nutritious food to children, families and seniors free of charge. In honor of our longstanding partnership, below are some key ways Kohl’s has helped feed the Milwaukee community:

  • Purchased nearly three million pounds of healthy food for distribution to Milwaukee-area individuals and families
  • Supplied more than 1.2 million suppers for kids through the Summer Meals program
  • More than 8,500 volunteer hours were logged by Kohl’s associates since 2018
  • Nearly 35,000 Stockboxes were built by Kohl’s associates, which provide low-income seniors with a box of healthy food including rice, cereal, juice, beef stew, pasta, and vegetables
  • More than 1,000 Kohl’s associates have volunteered at The Farm, where Hunger Task Force harvests half a million pounds of produce annually

We are incredibly thankful for the longstanding support of Kohl’s. Because of our strong community partners, Hunger Task Force provides healthy and culturally appropriate foods to children and families in need and delivers that food absolutely free of charge.