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Volunteer or Donate — Help Feed Wisconsin Families

March 1st, 2012 | Posted in: News, Parents

Would you like to help make a difference in the lives of struggling Wisconsin families? Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is hosting a volunteer day on Thursday, March 8. Fifty volunteers are needed to help sort and label food donations that will be distributed to Wisconsin families in need. Volunteers must be able to stand and lift up to 15 lbs. The volunteer event takes place at Feeding America’s warehouse at 1700 W. Fond du Lac Avenue. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jenny Mendenhall at 414-831-6345 or [email protected].org.

This volunteer event is being held in conjunction with a special one day online fundraising drive in the Milwaukee area called Match Day MKE. The event, coordinated by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, will help gain greater awareness and support for 19 area nonprofits that provide basic needs such as food and shelter to the community.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Brewers Community Foundation and several donors and area foundations have pledged more than $675,000 toward the match pool. For every $1 donated, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin can provide 5 meals.

All gifts made on March 8 via www.matchdaymke.org/Feedamericawi will be matched by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

We encourage everyone to spread the word about this extraordinary event using social networks. Together, we can make a difference and reach our goal of raising $50,000 (250,000 meals)! If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Fugler, [email protected] or 414-831-6311 or 414-831-6311.

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