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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!
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.