Hunger Task Force received a $50,000 award that will be used to feed hungry kids.
The Milwaukee-based non-profit clinched the top prize in a video contest sponsored by WaterStone Bank, and says the money will be put to good use.
“Summer is a peak time for childhood hunger, and this funding is going to help us feed a lot of hungry kids,” said Sherrie Tussler, Hunger Task Force's executive director.
Southeast Wisconsin non-profits competed by submitting a one-minute video highlighting the work they do in the community. The general public voted for the winner during the last week of May, according to a written statement from development director Jonathan Hansen with Hunger Task Force.
Although each finalist earned a cash prize, Hunger Task force came in first, with 5,195 votes out of 23,652, Hansen said.
Hunger Task Force’s video, “Ending Hunger for a Stronger Community,” focused on the local food bank’s values of dignity, compassion, justice, and stewardship, he added.
For additional information on Hunger Task Force’s feeding kids initiative, click here.
Watch the video below: