Brewers Community Foundation Teams Up With Community Groups to Deliver 500 Thanksgiving Meals to Area Families
A Thanksgiving tradition continued this morning in Milwaukee as the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation partnered with 1290 WMCS-AM, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, Feeding America and the Hunger Task Force to make sure 500 area families had everything they needed for Thanksgiving dinner.
Milwaukee Brewers television play-by-play announcer Brian Anderson, Brewers alum Larry Hisle and Executive Director of the Brewers Community Foundation Cecelia Gore joined 1290 WMCS Operations Manager TJ Jackson, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and representatives from Feeding America and Hunger Task Force for a press conference outside the 1290 WMCS headquarters on Sherman Blvd. and Capitol Dr. in Milwaukee.
Following the press conference, the group traveled with a number of baskets to the Guest House, a Milwaukee homeless shelter for men, and the Meta House, a substance abuse treatment program dedicated to helping women. Later in the morning, the rest of the Thanksgiving food baskets were picked up by families who registered with the radio station to receive the meals.
Photos from today’s event were taken by Michael Goelzer, Milwaukee Brewers Photos.
This is the 18th year that the radio station has held this special holiday meal program and the Milwaukee Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation have teamed up with 1290 WMCS to help solicit funds, food and family recipients. Families are identified through letters and e-mails sent to the radio station. Local community service organizations can also recommend people in need.
In addition to Brewers Community Foundation and 1290 WMCS, Feeding America is donating food boxes which include fixings for the families (dressing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, canned yams, corn, green beans, fruit, applesauce and cake mixes). The Hunger Task Force is donating turkeys and fresh produce.
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