Hunger Task Force purchases building for new headquarters, increased capacity

Posted at 7:38 AM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 08:38:08-05

MILWAUKEE — The Hunger Task Force, Wisconsin's leader in anti-hunger, has purchased a 120,000 square foot warehouse as the need for food has increased due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The new headquarters will be located at 5000 W. Electric Avenue in West Milwaukee and will manage over $13 million in statewide CARES Act funding, assisting communities with supplies and food products.

“This location will serve as our new headquarters, increasing our efficiencies to ensure we are the best stewards of our financial and volunteer resources,” said Executive Director of Hunger Task Force Sherrie Tussler. “Hunger Task Force has a rich tradition of serving the community with dignity and compassion. The new building increases our strength to serve.”

The Hunger Task Force says the need for food has "skyrocketed" during the past eight months, reporting they've seen an increase of more than 72% in distribution.

“The Hunger Task Force model is unique in the nation. Keeping supplies of food Free & Local throughout Wisconsin has been a strategic initiative of our organization,” said Tussler. “This new headquarters will allow Hunger Task Force to provide robust support to independent food banks, other anti-hunger organizations and Tribal Nations into the future.”

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