Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has teamed up with Associated Bank again this year for its Sixth Annual Food for the Holidays campaign. The goal is to raise one million meals for families and individuals experiencing hunger this holiday season.
“Hunger is not always evident,” said Charles McLimans, president & CEO for Feeding America Easter Wisconsin. “Often, it’s our neighbor who doesn’t have enough to eat and we just don’t know it.”
According to McLimans, 1 in 7 people and 1 in 5 children in southeastern Wisconsin do not have enough healthy food to eat. “That’s simply not acceptable. We all have the ability to help,” McLimans said. “Even the most modest donation makes a difference. For every dollar donated, we can provide three meals for people in need.”
Now through the end of the year, nonperishable food items and cash donations can be made at any Associated Bank branch throughout eastern Wisconsin. Donations can also be made online at www.FeedingAmericaWI.org.
Several events will be held throughout the campaign to raise awareness and provide an opportunity to get involved.
Feed Your Soul 2015: November 6, 7:30 – 11 p.m., Flux Design, 811 E. Vienna Avenue. Feed Your Soul is a charitable art auction to raise funds for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. As a symbol of plenty, simple wooden bowls are transformed by members of Milwaukee’s art and design community into innovative and original works of art.
Stuff the Bus 2015: November 25, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Before you stuff the turkey on Thanksgiving Day, help Feeding America & 99.1 The Mix Stuff the Bus at the Brookfield South Pick ‘n Save location at 15170 W. Greenfield Ave, near the intersection of Moorland Road and Greenfield Avenue. Our goal this year is 200,000 meals. Monetary donations and frozen turkeys will also be accepted.
Drumstick Dash 5K: November 26, 8:30 a.m., The Fourth Annual Drumstick Dash 5K, presented by Sendik’s Food Markets, will be hosted at Miller Park. The race is open to all ages. Registration for adults and kids is now open at DrumstickDashMilwaukee.com. Registration on race day will begin at 7:30 a.m. Nonperishable food donations will be collected at packet pick-up and on race day. Monetary donations will be accepted prior to the event, at packet pick-up and on race day for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.