Milwaukee Bucks, Cousins Subs donate over $16k to Hunger Task Force

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Cousins Subs and the Milwaukee Bucks teamed up to raise $16,700 through their Block Out Hunger campaign during the 2020-2021 season.

Cousins Subs officials presented Hunger Task Force with a campaign check and volunteered to help sort food at the Volunteer Welcome Center last Friday. 

The Block Out Hunger campaign, which just wrapped up its sixth season, pledges that for every block the Bucks tally during the regular season, the Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation donates $50 to Hunger Task Force.

This season, the Bucks completed 334 blocks for a total of $16,700. The donation will help purchase milk for nearly 50,000 Wisconsin families the Hunger Task Force serves.

“Hunger Task Force is so grateful for our partnership with Cousins Subs and our world champion Milwaukee Bucks,” said Jonathan Hansen, Director of Development at Hunger Task Force. “Support from this campaign has been a game-changer for families, providing nutritious milk across Milwaukee and the entire state of Wisconsin!”

Since its inception in the 2015-2016 season, officials say the campaign has raise more than $115,000 to support Hunger Task Force and its affiliated pantries across the state.

“Through our Make It Better Foundation, we provide financial support to address the vital community need of hunger,” said Justin McCoy, Vice President of Marketing at Cousins Subs and Vice President of the Make It Better Foundation. “We are grateful for the good will of our teammates – the Milwaukee Bucks and Hunger Task Force – and inspired by the compassion shown by all who joined us in the fight against hunger. Together, we can make it better for those in our local communities.”

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