MILWAUKEE — Unite MKE and several other organizations came together at Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee on Thursday to help pack meals for some of Milwaukee's most vulnerable neighborhoods.
Community health workers, who work with "at-risk" families throughout Milwaukee County, joined volunteers from several organizations worked together to make sure families in our community don't end up going hungry during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
"It’s showing the love of Jesus Christ by standing up and meeting the needs of people who are in times of challenge," said Pastor Raymond Monk of Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church.
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Upwards of 200 packages were stuffed full of meats, breads, produce and fresh fruits and vegetables then, delivered to the recipients. Many of the people on the receiving end are people of color who suffer hypertension, diabetes, who are pregnant, or who are elderly.
"What we are essentially doing is identifying families with underlying health conditions and providing meal delivery to them," said Bria Grant, Founder and Executive Director of Unite MKE.
Felicia Williams, a program director at WestCare Wisconsin, said the packages should be able to provide meals to each family for a couple of days.
"If they can’t get out and about then we want to bring it to them," said Williams.
Organizers say the goal of the event is to limit the need to leave home for some of Milwaukee's most vulnerable neighbors during this health pandemic.