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Hunger Task Force and USDA resume free summer meals program in Milwaukee and Milwaukee County

Milwaukee once again setting the example when it comes to making sure kids don't go hungry.

On Tuesday, several community organizations joined  Hunger Task Force tol kick off the Milwaukee Summer Meals Program.

More than 800,000 meals will be served to hungry Milwaukee children through August as part of the USDA's Summer Food Service Program.

"Just as learning doesn't stop when school lets out in three days, the need for good nutrition for children does not end as well," said Tim English of the USDA.

Hunger Task Force organizes a nationally-recognized model for summer meals, known as the "Milwaukee Model," to address the issue of childhood hunger during summer in Milwaukee.

"It doesn't matter if you go to that school. You can pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner," explained Sherrie Tussler of Hunger Task Force. "It doesn't matter if you don't attend that club or belong to that organization. Everybody is here to help to make sure kids don't have to go hungry this summer."

The model serves as an example for other cities throughout the country.

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