Feeding America steps in to feed 60 residents still displaced by apartment fire
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Red Cross is assisting 40 families after an apartment fire on Milwaukee's north side. On Wednesday, May 25, they teamed up with Feeding America to put food on the table during an uncertain time.
Boxes packed with food and gift cards left the Feeding America warehouse headed straight to the victims.
Forty families, and 60 people total, are displaced after the two-story apartment fire near Teutonia and Custer.
"The Red Cross stopped by and picked up 40 boxes of food that will at least help them get through the week," said Scott Marshall, the vice president of development for Feeding America.
The Red Cross says it's still unsure if the residents will be allowed back in their homes. Some people have lost all of their things, like clothes and a refrigerator full of food.
"Fruit cups, spaghetti, other foods that are generally pretty easy to consume while they're staying at a hotel and using a microwave," said Marshall of the foods packed up for the residents.
Volunteers at Feeding America filled boxes with non-perishable foods. Plus each family received a $75 gift card to Pick 'N Save so they can shop for fresh foods.
The Red Cross is providing food and lodging to the families in need. They're currently sleeping around 20 people at a temporary shelter.