Free Food to Be Distributed in Sherman Park
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin will be providing free food to residents of Sherman Park neighborhood on Tuesday.
The mobile pantry will take place on Tuesday, August 23, from 1 – 3 p.m. through a mobile pantry at the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club.
An estimated 10,000 pounds of food, including fresh produce, will be distributed. Organizers hope to serve between 200 and 300 families.
“We all have a part to play in finding solutions and helping our community heal,” said Charles McLimans, president and CEO of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “Good nutrition is not only critical for a healthy lifestyle and academic success for our young people, but studies also show direct links to behavioral patterns.”
McLimans pointed to a recent study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (March 2016) that showed children who face hunger regularly have a greater risk of engaging in violence as adolescents and adults.
“Providing healthy, nutritious food is one part of the equation,” McLimans said. “We are also working with our many partners throughout the community to develop innovative programs to address the root causes of hunger and strengthen the pillars of household stability – food, health, housing and employment.”
The mobile pantry is open to all residents of the Sherman Park community on a first-come, first served basis. Families will receive product based on family size.