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Campus Spotlight: Hunger Task Force

Our campus is very special in the fact that we are able to have access to the Hunger Task Force. They are a non-profit organization that gives free or discounted food to local Milwaukee residents. They believe that every person has a right to adequate food and that people should be able to obtain that food with dignity. They work to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community. Their overall mission is to end hunger in our community and state. They were founded in 1974 by a group of parents advocates who were fighting for school breakfast programs in Milwaukee Public Schools. Today, Hunger Task Force provides a safety net of emergency food to a network of local food pantries and meal programs. They are the only food bank in Milwaukee that does not charge for food, delivery or a network membership.

The Hunger Task Force has recently partnered with Pick N Save to bring the Fresh Picks Mobile Market to our campus. It is a discounted grocery store on wheels and travels throughout Milwaukee County to visit neighborhoods and communities that have a limited access to fresh and healthy foods. The market is an active store, not a food pantry or donation center. They offer over 40 seasonal fruits and vegetables and high demand meat and dairy items. They do not sell canned or processed foods because it is a way for communities to access fresh and healthy food items. They do not accept cash but accept other forms of payment such as debit cards, credit cards, and Quest EBT. Look for their truck at the intersection of Maryland Ave. and Kenwood Blvd. on Thursday, October 4th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm! Stop in and check it out for yourself, anyone can shop the Mobile Market!

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