Kohl’s gives $750,000 to Hunger Task Force

Will expand organization's My Plate program

Whitney Mileham and Cam Hutchinson of Kohl’s volunteer on the Hunger Task Force Farm.

Last updated on January 20th, 2020 at 11:32 am

Kohl’s is continuing its support of Hunger Task Force with a $750,000 donation to the Milwaukee-based nonprofit hunger relief organization.

The donation will support the expansion of the organization’s My Plate program, which provides healthy portions and food types based on USDA nutrition recommendations to the nearly 50,000 people that HTF serves. The funding will allow HTF to convert 10 additional pantries in its network to MyPlate pantries.

“Through Kohl’s generous support, Hunger Task Force is able to provide hundreds of thousands of pounds of healthy food and expand our MyPlate program with the addition of nearly 10 pantries in the Hunger Task Force network, increasing the availability of nutritious food for Milwaukee families in need,” said Sherrie Tussler, Hunger Task Force executive director. “We thank Kohl’s for valuing our community’s youth and helping them to learn, grow and play free of hungTer.”

The donation will also allow the organization to serve approximately 65,000 meals for low-income Milwaukee children during the summer, when they lose access to breakfast and lunch served at school or daycare, and provide meals and stacks at after-school meal programs during the academic year through the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

“Kohl’s is proud to continue its partnership with Hunger Task Force, thereby continuing to provide nutritious, healthy food to Milwaukee-area children and families,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s senior vice president of communications. “We commend Hunger Task Force for the work they are doing to significantly enhance the way that hunger relief is approached in the community.”

Over the past decade, Kohl’s and its philanthropic arm have committed more than $7.6 million to Hunger Task Force.

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