This exciting distribution event will offer struggling families of all kinds a boost in food. You’ll get milk, pantry items, farm produce, peanut butter, fruit/nut mix, cereal and more! Join us drive-thru style at Hunger Task Force—you don’t even need to leave your vehicle to receive your items. Seniors, families, children and individuals are all welcome!Read More
Trans-Siberian Orchestra celebrates the 25th anniversary of Christmas Eve and Other Stories in Milwaukee for two shows (3p & 7:30p) on Sunday, December 26th at Fiserv Forum! $1.00 from each ticket sold benefits Hunger Task Force – thanks to partners at 102.9 The HOG for their support.Read More
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For Elizabeth Blake, getting to the grocery store is becoming a challenge. Relying on a cane for mobility, Blake notes her monthly shopping trip has become a significant hardship, “I get to the grocery store about once a month because getting around is so hard for me.”
Since welcoming back volunteers earlier this year, nearly 3,000 volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to offer assistance. As Volunteer Coordinator, Julia Prange connects groups and individuals to the Hunger Task Force mission, offering opportunities to give back.
Hunger Task Force recently transitioned all food bank operations to the new headquarters located at 5000 W. Electric Avenue in West Milwaukee. With fresh walls shaping new spaces the 120,000 square foot building is under an immense transformation.
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Hunger Task Force is partnering with the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition (MMWC) to assist Afghan refugees. MMWC reached out to Hunger Task Force with an urgent request to act as a drop off site for donations of clothing, food and other items to assist Afghan refugees arriving at Fort McCoy. Although there will only be up to 500 Afghan guests (refugees) eventually resettled in Wisconsin there are thousands that are being processed in Fort McCoy.
Schools play a critical role in feeding children. For many students, food they receive at school may be the only nutritional meal they’ll receive that day. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has historically ensured that income-eligible students are able to receive meals free of charge or at a reduced rate.
This fall, an extra $500,000 of funding through The Emergency Food Assistance Program was made available to build capacity in the emergency food network so programs could take on more food and operate safely during no-contact distributions.
The main goal of the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition (MFMC) is to increase access to, and utilization of, farmers markets by building capacity to serve low-income consumers and by attracting a diverse clientele with the long-term impact of increasing produce intake within Milwaukee area communities by convening interested FMs along with healthcare, governmental, non-profit, citizens, and other partners.
For the sixth consecutive season, Cousins Subs and the Milwaukee Bucks teamed up to fight hunger across the state of Wisconsin through the Block Out Hunger campaign. For every shot blocked by the Bucks during the 2020-21 regular season, Cousins Subs donated $50 to Hunger Task Force.