Healing continues in Sherman Park with mobile food pantry

Posted at 5:15 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 19:22:33-04

MILWAUKEE -- Another day, another effort to help raise morale in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

Feeding America's mobile food pantry visited the park on Tuesday, distributing nearly 10,000 pounds of food to some 300 families. Each family walked away with about $100 worth of groceries.

"I've got five grandkids out there," resident Patricia Peterson told TODAY'S TMJ4. "I'm here to support them and their families."

Peterson was among the first people to line up for the truck, which sat outside the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club in the middle of the park.

"I appreciate this giving back," Peterson added. "A lot of things have been destroyed here. This is giving back to the community and it lets us know we can give back together."

Organizers told TODAY'S TMJ4 the effort was meant to provide sustenance to residents' bodies and minds.

"We all have a part to play in finding solutions and helping our community heal," Charles McLimans, President and CEO of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, explained to TODAY'S TMJ4. "Good nutrition is not only critical for a healthy lifestyle and academic success for our young people, but studies also show direct links to behavioral patterns."

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