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Hunger Task Force seeks help building boxes for seniors amid coronavirus pandemic

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A local food bank is calling for new volunteers as the coronavirus pandemic depletes its numbers.

The Hunger Task Force says it plans to stay open despite the recent emergency declaration from Governor Evers. However, they are anticipating some food pantry and meal program closures. 

To combat that, the organization is creating a network of locations to continue serving vulnerable populations with drive-thru options. But they need volunteers to make it happen.

"Hunger relief is about volunteer work and a lot of our volunteers from corporations have canceled due to policies of those workplaces," said Hunger Task Force Director Sherrie Tussler. "We need people to come in and help us build stock boxes for seniors."

The stock boxes are filled with USDA commodity foods and are handed out to 10,000 seniors aged 60 and older every month. 

If you'd like to volunteer, visit hungertaskforce.org.

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