More than 270 volunteers participated in the 47th annual Thanksgiving food drive at Centro Hispano Milwaukee on Nov. 19. This year, between 1,200 and 1,500 families enjoyed a holiday meal at Centro Hispano’s Guadalupe-Murguia Campus, 1645 S. 36th St.
Despite the frigid November temperatures, the outdoor food drive was warm spirited, with hot cocoa, coffee, snacks, music and a life-size turkey handing out candy to families.
Because of the efforts of volunteers, including students from Nicolet High School, more than 600 food boxes were packed to assist less-fortunate Latina families in the community. Each $25 donation filled a box that would feed a family of four this Thanksgiving. The boxes included pasta, beans, soups and other non-perishable items.