Brewers Thanksgiving Basket Delivery
Yesterday, I participated in the Brewers Community Foundation’s Annual Thanksgiving Basket Delivery. The BCF along with its partners, 1290 WMCS-AM, the Milwaukee County Sheriff, Feeding America and Hunger Task Force presented 500 full Thanksgiving meals for those in need. The recipients of the meals were selected by WMCS-AM through letters and e-mails submitted to the station.
After a short press conference at Miller Park, we loaded up some boxes and headed over to the Guest House just north of Marquette University’s campus. The Guest House is a homeless shelter for men that gives more to men than a roof over their head, but also works to find jobs, health care, education and other social services for its guests.
We delivered over 15 full Thanksgiving meals to the Guest House that included everything you need for the traditional Thanksgiving meal–dressing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, cake mix, canned yams, corn, green beans, fruit, and, of course, a turkey. Cecelia Gore, Executive Director of the Brewers Community Foundation presented the Guest House with a $10,000 contribution. It was a great gesture in a time of giving.
Special thanks go out to Brewers television play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson and former Brewers great Larry Hisle for their assistance yesterday. You could see the excitement in the eyes of the recipients at the Guest House yesterday when they saw the former All-Star slugger (who is now an All-Star in the community). Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and numerous representatives from 1290 WMCS-AM were also on hand for yesterday’s delivery.
The remaining meals will be distributed today and tomorrow by WMCS-AM.
Click this link to see some of the video highlights from yesterday.
From the Brewers family to your family, have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!