Brewers Team Up With Local Partners to Give Thanks
The Brewers and Brewers Charities today along with friends with 1290 WMCS-AM Radio Milwaukee, Feeding America, the Hunger Task Force, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters teamed up to deliver Thanksgiving baskets to 500 area families. A press conference was held just a few minutes ago here at Miller Park to kick off the deliveries to all parts of the Milwaukee area. Brian Anderson was on hand to host the press conference.
This initiative was started 15 years ago by WMCS Radio and joined by the Brewers and Brewers Charities in the following year. Feeding America, the Hunger Task Force and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s office have joined in subsequent years to strengthen the program and this year, the Brewers Wives organization and the Brotherood of Firefighters joined the cause.
Each box includes all the fixings necessary for a complete Thanksgiving meal: stuffing mix, gravy, potatoes, cranberry sauce, macaroni & cheese, canned yams, corn, green beans, fruit, applesauce, corn muffins, cake mixes and frosting. In addition, turkeys will be included in each meal box. The Brotherhood of Firefighters also donated smoke detector vouchers for each family and will install the detectors free of charge.
This is a wonderful program that the Brewers and these other Milwaukee-area groups organize for the community. Last year, the program fed 300 families and this year–in times where many more people are in need–it will feed 500 families.
Brewers Charities Executive Director Cecelia Gore makes some last minute preparations to the Thanksgiving Basket Press Conference this morning.
Brewers play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson joined by Mike Jonas (center) of the Hunger Task Force and DeWayne Smoots (right) of the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters.
Mary Fischer, wife of Brewers Third Base Coach Brad Fischer, Brian Anderson, Brewers alum Larry Hisle, Brewers Bullpen Catcher Marcus Hanel and his wife, Jill were all on hand for this morning’s press conference and will all spend the day delivering baskets around the Milwaukee community.
Marcus Hanel talks with Jason Newton of WISN-TV 12 about the Thanksgiving program.