Milwaukee veterans receive winter clothing, food packs from local nonprofits

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A local nonprofit is helping Milwaukee veterans get through the next few cold months with a special clothing and food drive.

Great Lakes Dryhootch -- which supports vets after returning home from deployment -- gave away winter clothes, which were donated by Misfits for Jesus.

They also offered veterans COVID-19 food packs that were distributed by the Hunger Task Force and Feeding America.

Organizers of the event say it's important not to forget about the men and women who fought for our country during these tough times.

"Now, more than ever, because of the shutdowns, the need doesn't stop," said Robert Waite, director of operations for Great Lakes Dryhootch. "And people still need their winter clothing and still need help with the food."

Dryhootch also has a coffee shop that's open Monday-Friday from 8:30-12:30.

It's a drug and alcohol-free environment where veterans can reach out for support and all the proceeds go towards helping our vets.

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