We had a wonderful morning harvesting vegetables for Groundwork Milwaukee at the Hoop Houses on Tuesday, September 1! Two families joined us for the morning with two 4 years olds and a 6 year old! We started out picking over 30 pounds of cherry tomatoes and ended the morning with harvesting almost 10 pounds of kale! All produce was then packed into a van that takes it to the Riverwest Food Pantry to be distributed to families in need. This was a fun project to stay socially distant and yet make a big impact in our community!
A huge THANK YOU to each of the families who participated in Lunch Pack and Love. Yesterday morning, we delivered 280+ lunches complete with sandwiches, fruit and snacks to Just One Ministry. The staff loved all of the kids’ beautiful care cards. Their work brought smiles to faces before the lunches even went out to those in need.
Four families joined a crew of community volunteers to distribute food to approximately 120 families at the Riverwest Food Pantry. Our parent-child pairs were put to work as greeters, kid table leaders and healthy food sample servers.
Riverwest Food Pantry is focused on coming together around food to relieve hunger, improve lives and grow community well-being. We experienced their motto in action: In a community of generosity everyone gives and everyone receives.
The Holidays will be a bit merrier for the kids and families served by the Milwaukee Women’s Center, a program of Community Advocates. Together, our community donated over 100 gifts to be distributed to children in Milwaukee ranging from newborn to 18 years old! Thank you for remembering the importance of GIVING this holiday season!