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Pete’s Fruit Market, MATC Partner up to fight hunger

Posted at 8:09 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 21:09:54-04

Nearly half of the students at Milwaukee Area Technical College have, or have dealt with, food insecurity at some point in their college career, according to a study by the college.

Now, MATC is working with Milwaukee-based grocer Pete’s Fruit Market to fight food insecurity among its students. MATC said in a study almost 50% of its students go hungry and nearly 20% are homeless.

MATC’s “FAST Fund” program and Pete’s partnership will allow qualifying students dealing with hardships the opportunity to receive a discount on grocery purchases at Pete’s.

The Pete’s partnerships is an addition to the already-existing “Fast Fund” program which helps students deal with various hardships.