Pick ‘n Save and the Roundy’s Foundation recently donated more than $31,000 to Milwaukee area food pantries. The donation was part of Roundy’s Foundation’s “Focused on Feeding Families” tour, which donated a total of $225,000 in food and money to 50 food pantries in five days. Each pantry will receive approximately 3,000 pounds of food valued at $4,000, in addition to $500 to purchase perishable food items. The foundation does this two times a year.
Working families are visiting area food shelves in record numbers. In fact, last year visits to emergency food shelves jumped 14 percent. The photos above and at right are from a news conference held April 15 announcing the donation of more than $31,500 in food and money to seven local pantries. The area pantries helped by this year’s spring tour are: Ascension Lutheran Church Food Ministry, Cross Lutheran Church, Fishers of Men Outreach Ministry, Inc., Grace Bible Church of West Allis, Greater Philadelphia Church of God/Mother Melissa Nath’s Food Pantry, Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, and Sherman Park Community Ministries Food Pantry.