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"Meet The Need": Day 10 of 50 | Looking at Hunger in Milwaukee

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Listen: Still going strong as we reach Day 10 of 50 in Meet The Need (listen to Hunger Task Force in last year's Meet The Need on Day 17)!

In many ways hunger is blunt. It is a single-dimensional point that we all understand. However, as we begin to consider the implications, the impact, and many dimensions of hunger in our own community, there's plenty to talk about. Fortunately for us, we have the dynamic and heartfelt words of Sherrie Tussler to bring us inside the anatomy of hunger and the operations of the Hunger Task Force:

-Ever wonder what happens to a can of food or box of cereal when you put it in the Food For Families barrel at your local grocery store? Sherrie brings your non-perishable from drop off to delivery:

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-After a quick glimpse at their operations, it's easy to see -- the Hunger Task Force does a whole bunch. How do I present as much of this picture as possible? I decided to approach that task with the question "What does an average day at the Hunger Task Force look like from beginning to end?"

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-Given the recent and awful news that Milwaukee is the 4th poorest country in the nation, Sherrie paints the picture of hunger in Milwaukee:

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-The Hunger Task Force has just rolled out the tag line "Free and Local." Sherrie explains where this idea came from:

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-Interested in volunteering? The Hunger Task Force is quite good at channeling the energy of folks in the community:

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This year, we ask you to adopt one or two organizations that connect with you. Want to get involved with the Hunger Task Force? Donate, volunteer, or check out their work yourself. And you can start with their website.