Food sorts feed the hungry!
Join the Outpost team as we partner up with Hunger Task Force at their most popular volunteer activity -- food sorts! To ensure they are distributing the highest quality food possible, they need the hard (but FUN) work of thousands of volunteers to sort through donated items on a monthly basis. There are two types of food sorts to get you in the groove: grab items coming down a conveyor belt to pack into boxes OR sort subsidized food for low-income seniors into individual Senior Stock Boxes. Whichever way you sort it, you are doing your part to help offset hunger in our communities!
Our next food sort is ...
Do you, or does someone you know, need emergency food?
Call Hunger Task Force at 414-777-0480 or go to www.hungertaskforce.org
Food Bank sorts
Food Bank food sorts are done at the Hawley Road location
Hunger Task Force has been feeding Milwaukee since 1974—they are the Free & Local food bank that assures a safety net for those facing the struggle of hunger. Their food bank delivers food absolutely free of charge to a local network of 80 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters in Milwaukee County.
To ensure a healthy and nutritious supply of food within our network, Hunger Task Force combines government commodities, food collected from local food drives, purchased emergency food, and fresh fruits and vegetables from our Farm and Fish Hatchery.
Senior Stock Box sorts
Senior Stock Box food sorts are done at the Airport location
Senior Stock Boxes are free, pre-packaged boxes of food delivered to low-income senior housing sites and senior centers in the Greater Milwaukee area. They are filled with nutritious items that can round out a meal, offering a chance to enjoy more sit down occasions.
If you are a senior, living in Wisconsin on a fixed income, over 60 years, or if you care about someone who fits this description, sign them up for the monthly Stockbox program! To find out if they qualify, residents can dial 211 from a landline, or 1-866-211-3380 from a cell phone.