Monday, March 11, 2013
Take a moment later this week to help organization fill Milwaukee area families' food needs and see your donation matched by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jim Price
Monday, March 11
Each year, thousands of people in the Milwaukee area help fight hunger by donating food to the Hunger Task Force, and many then follow up by volunteering at Task Force headquarters to sort all that food. On Saturday morning, the bulk of about 30 volunteers who sorted 10 tons of food in less than three hours came from the Milwaukee Young Adult Ministry. Opportunities to help in those ways abound year-round. But not all of the nutritional needs of the hungry are met through direct donations of food. The Hunger Task Force also relies on cash donations to buy food to make up the needs of those it serves who visit more than 70 food pantries and kitchens in Milwaukee County. There is no better time than Thursday to make your donation, because …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
All Milwaukee County fire departments have partnered with the Hunger Task Force to help increase donations of the nutritious and kid-friendly food.
As the cost of peanut butter reached an all-time high in 2012, the Hunger Task Force's supply of the delicious, nutritious and kid-friendly food began running low. And while people across the county are willing to donate, getting to the Hunger Task Force food bank at 201 S. Hawley Court in Milwaukee during its hours of operation of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is not always an easy task. All of Milwaukee County’s fire departments — more specifically, the 60 fire stations in the county — will be public peanut butter donation centers for the Hunger Task Force starting today, Jan. 17. “I had seen the need for peanut butter. Then I thought, ‘Why haven’t I donated peanut butter?’ said Greenfield Fire Chief Jon Cohn, who initially approached the Hunger …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Whitefish Bay High School's National Honor Society members will pick up food donations to benefit The Hunger Task Force Saturday.
Now you can donate your food items to the Hunger Task Force without ever leaving your front porch. The Whitefish Bay High School National Honor Society's annual food drive is under way, and to participate, all you need to do is place your non-perishable food items in a bag on your front porch. Make sure the containers are not breakable. The high school students will go around to collect them at noon Saturday. The food drive is sponsored by The Hunger Task Force, which then turns the food over to a network of food pantries, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens. The non-profit organization has been in Milwaukee since 1974.
Friday, October 7, 2011
With many parishioners donating less, churches work to keep up charitable giving in a time of need.
In a time of crisis, Bay Shore Lutheran Church Pastor Norene Smith said people do one of two things: They engage more than ever, or they disappear. With Americans still feeling the effects of the last recession, and some economists predicting a second recession on the horizon, a feeling of crisis has crept under people, dismantling habits that reach beyond the grocery store and into places of worship. Communities of faith, traditionally a vital piece of America’s safety net, are facing new challenges as leaders turn to their congregations and find that some of their previous benefactors now need help. In these hard times, Smith said that help is available. “We have a pastor’s discretionary fund by which we help some of our people who …