Drive thru food drive collected 110,000 pounds for Hunger Task Force
The annual drive thru food drive at Miller Park surpassed last year's total of 80,000 pounds of food and collected 110,000 pounds during an all day collection of cash and food on Wednesday.
Throughout the day CBS 58 partnered with Hunger Task Force and Brewers Community Foundation to draw members of the community to Helfaer Field to drop off a donation and get a free Brewers bobble head in exchange.
A visit from Ryan Braun certainly kicked things into gear.
\"It's a fun thing for me,\" Braun told CBS 58 News. \"It's rewarding for all us volunteers who are out here.\"
Over and over again those who drove through talked about the sense of well being they felt from taking part.
\"We've running around back and forth to the store,\" said Jennifer Albrecht of West Allis. \"But feeding the hungry, that's important.\"
Volunteers took shifts starts from 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. gathering the food and handing out the goodie bags.
They came from an array of companies from Harley-Davidson to the Brew City Bruisers Roller Derby team to the Greenfield Fire Department.
\"There's so much terrible things that we see all over,\" Chief Jon Cohn remarked. \"And to see this right before Thanksgiving really gives you a warm feeling about our community.\"
Collections won't stop here.
Hunger Task Force is extending its hours at its warehouse at 201 S. Hawley Court in Milwaukee.
Dock 1 will be open for drop offs Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.
For more information call (414) 777-0483