150 Kohl’s volunteers simultaneously build 600 Stockboxes and sort 20,000 pounds of food

May 2, 2024

Hunger Task Force and Kohl’s continued to build on their long-standing partnership to reduce food insecurity in Milwaukee by partnering on a “Double-Double.” This larger scale event featured a team of 150 enthusiastic Kohl’s volunteers simultaneously building 600 Stockboxes and sorting over 20,000 pounds of healthy food.

“Hunger Task Force and Kohl’s have a long history of participating in large-scale volunteer events, and we’re grateful for Kohl’s volunteerism and financial support to feed seniors and families in our community,” says Sherrie Tussler, CEO of Hunger Task Force. “We are thankful to partner with Kohl’s for 15 years and counting, and we look forward to hosting many more impactful events together.”

“At Kohl’s, volunteerism is an important part of our culture, especially during the month of April when we encourage associates to join our Spring into Service volunteer initiative and support causes they’re passionate about,” said Tara Geiter, Kohl’s director of community relations. “Our associates always have a great time at Hunger Task Force, whether they’re sorting food, building Stockboxes, at The Farm, or helping out with ‘Double-Double’ events like this one. We’re proud of our partnership with Hunger Task Force and grateful for our associates who are helping create a healthier Milwaukee.”

The“Double-Double” reinforces the commitment from Kohl’s to Hunger Task Force to fight hunger in our community and helps support the 30,000 people who visit food pantries in our local network each month.

Since 2009, Kohl’s has committed more than $11.5 million to provide nutritious food to children, families and seniors free of charge. What’s more, Kohl’s donated more than $370,000 through the Kohl’s Cares Volunteer Program since 2018 because associate volunteers logged more than 8,500 hours of service.

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Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s anti-hunger leader. The organization’s core values are Dignity, Justice, Equity, Compassion and Stewardship. Hunger Task Force feeds people today by providing healthy and culturally appropriate food to hungry children, families and seniors in the community absolutely free of charge. Hunger Task Force also works to end future hunger by advocating for strong public policies and nutrition programs at the local, state and federal level.