CBS 58, Hunger Task Force and Brewers Community Foundation partner again for Food Drive
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Once again, CBS 58, Hunger Task Force and Brewers Community Foundation will help Milwaukee area families in need this holiday season with the sixth annual “Thanksgiving Drive Thru Food Drive” Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 5:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Miller Park.
Making a food donation will be convenient and fast with the simple drive-thru model, where cars can pull into the Miller Park parking lot, make their donation and get back on the road without ever leaving their vehicle. CBS 58 will broadcast live from the food drive throughout the day, and visitors will be able to meet some of their favorite CBS 58 personalities.
Generous Milwaukeeans donated more than 131,000 pounds of food to feed children, families and seniors during last year’s food drive, and this year’s goal has increased to an optimistic 150,000 pounds. Hunger Task Force strongly encourages donations of healthy, nutritious food, like peanut butter, low sodium canned vegetables, healthy breakfast cereal with no added sugar and brown rice. Frozen turkey donations are also always in high demand for Thanksgiving.
Each vehicle will receive several gifts from corporate sponsors for their generosity, including a commemorative Zach Davies Brewers bobblehead, coupons, snacks and other items. The first 100 cars to donate five frozen turkeys will also receive a souvenir Bob Uecker Magic 8-Ball!
“The Thanksgiving Drive Thru Food Drive has become a holiday tradition,” said Mark Strachota, CBS 58 Vice President/General Manager. “The generosity of the CBS 58 viewers toward the Drive Thru Food Drive has been nothing short of amazing. It is a great way to give thanks and to give back to the community.”
“Brewers Community Foundation is honored to partner with Hunger Task Force and CBS to support families in our community,” said Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecelia Gore. “We focus on health, education, recreation and basic needs. These efforts are critically important and helpful to many.”
“Our community is strong. We support each other locally and want to give back, so we made it especially easy with a drive thru!” said Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force. “We’re excited to continue this generous tradition with our friends at CBS 58 and the Brewers Community Foundation, and appreciate them for spending the day before Thanksgiving fighting local hunger.”