Hunger Task Force fed thousands of seniors at Miller Park Tuesday, July 7
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Healthy food was on the menu Tuesday, July 7 for thousands of seniors in need in the Milwaukee area who received food from a "Seniors Farmers Market".
The market was hosted by the Hunger Task Force at Miller Park. Qualifying seniors got boxes of food staples, as well as fresh produce and dairy. They also received $25 voucher packets that can be used to buy food at area farmers markets until Halloween, Oct. 31.
The program is available to low-income seniors who are 60 years of age or older, or 55 and older if you are Native American.
Officials say these programs are important, because there is a great need in the community.
"There are about 10,000 seniors that are relying on the Hunger Task Force in order to have enough food on the table every single month, so we're just seeing a real visual depiction of that," Sherrie Tussler, executive director of the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, said. "This is very normal and real to me that the line just keeps going all the way around."
The drive-thru food drive ended at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7.