Event Fights Hunger & Domestic Violence in Milwaukee by Raising Awareness and Donating Money to Seven Local Organizations
On Tuesday, December 6, Pick ’n Save and the Roundy’s Foundation will host a Community Expo at Pick ’n Save, located at 7401 W. Good Hope in Milwaukee. The Expo is designed to support and raise awareness for local organizations dedicated to fighting hunger and domestic violence, two of the three missions of the Roundy’s Foundation.
During the Community Expo, Pick ’n Save and the Roundy’s Foundation will donate nearly $45,000 to seven area organizations. The Council for the Spanish speaking will receive $2,500 in Pick ’n Save gift cards; House of Peace will receive $4,980 in Pick ’n Save gift cards; Lighthouse Youth Center will receive $5,000 for its food pantry and meal programs; Daystar, Inc. will receive $,7000 for its domestic abuse programs; the Hmong American Friendship Association will receive $7,500 for its food pantry; the Milwaukee Women’s Center will receive $8,000 for its domestic abuse programs; and SHARE of Southeastern Wisconsin will receive $10,000 for one of its food funds.
The Expo begins at 10 a.m. with the organizations staffing booths set up throughout the store to distribute information to customers. There will also tables set up with activities for children. At noon, the expo will end with check presentations to the organizations.
“Although the issues of hunger and domestic violence may seem overwhelming, there are many organizations in the Milwaukee community providing support and resources for people in need,” said Robert Mariano, chairman and CEO of Roundy’s Supermarkets and president of the Roundy’s Foundation. “Pick ’n Save and the Roundy’s Foundation are committed to helping combat these issues by providing assistance to area non-profits and engaging community members.”
About Roundy’s Foundation
Chartered in August 2003, the Roundy’s Foundation was created to further strengthen the commitment Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. has to the communities it serves. Roundy’s Pick ’n Save, Copps and Metro Market stores are found throughout Wisconsin. Rainbow stores serve our customers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and Mariano’s Fresh Market serves Illinois. The Roundy’s Foundation is dedicated to hunger relief, literacy and families in crisis due to domestic abuse, and since its inception has given more than $5.4 million to organizations focused on community service in those areas of need. Major grant recipients include food banks, women and family violence shelters and literacy programs throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.
Contacts: Vivian King Connie Jones
Roundy’s Director of Public Affairs Roundy’s Foundation Administrator
(414) 403-5314 (262) 227-5955