Days before Christmas, the SHARE Food Buying Club distributed more than $2,000 worth of food to Milwaukee families at St. Josaphat School.
Twenty volunteers prepared boxes of meals and dispensed the food to more than 40 families.
“We are very picky about the food that they prepare to hand out,” said Beverly Krass, a volunteer leader at the St. Josaphat school distribution site. “For our Christmas meal we were supposed to give out a sweet potato casserole and it didn’t turn out as we expected and so it was substituted with sweet potatoes.”
SHARE Food Buying Club not only distributes meals at St. Josephat, the club hands out food to families in various locations in Milwaukee, saving families up to 50% on meals.
“It’s such a great deal for families,” said Kimberly Dronso, a SHARE volunteer who also purchases SHARE meals. “It is so convenient and you get so much food and it only costs 30 bucks. Usually a box like this would cost around 60 to 70 bucks, which is nice because I can save money and get more Christmas presents for my kids.”
Krass explained that SHARE is a monthly service for Milwaukee-area resident. There are no requirements or fees to order food.
“Sometimes we take orders from previous SHARE events and sometimes people call in their orders,” Krass said. “You can also go online and apply. It’s a very good deal. People are very happy with the food they get.”
For more information about SHARE and how to apply to receive food or to volunteer, visit the SHARE website.