Hunger Task Force cancels 'Wanted: Peanut Butter' kickoff event due to government shutdown

NOW: Hunger Task Force cancels ’Wanted: Peanut Butter’ kickoff event due to government shutdown

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The Hunger Task Force announced on Tuesday that they will be canceling their Wanted: Peanut Butter Kickoff event.

According to the Hunger Task Force, this is due to the continued developments related to the government shutdown/suspension and its effects on the food pantry network.

"The severity of impact felt by individuals who receive food stamps has increased in the wake of the government shutdown. We will be in touch with more information about what Hunger Task Force is doing to keep families fed in this time of unprecedented hunger hardship," the organization said in a press release.

Despite that, the campaign will continue and peanut butter donations can be made to fire stations around Milwaukee. 

"This year, we're stepping it up a notch. We're challenging all of the fire departments in the state of Wisconsin to do similar activities in their response areas as well," said Chief Joe Knitter with the South Milwaukee Fire Department.

The public is encouraged to donate peanut butter at Hunger Task Force (201 S. Hawley Court), host a peanut butter food drive, or make an online peanut butter donation by clicking here

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