Palermo’s Pizza employees pack, hand out Easter baskets for families in need in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE -- Two-hundred Palermo's Pizza employees had the day off work on Wednesday, March 23rd so that they could volunteer at the Hunger Task Force.

The workers packed and handed out 1,500 Easter baskets for families in need.

They filled each basket with about 56 pounds of food -- enough to feed a family for a week. The baskets were filled with things like Palermo's Pizzas, ham, potatoes and fresh fruits and vegetables.

"Our family was sitting around the Easter table and we said 'you know what, here we are enjoying this wonderful meal and we know there's hundreds of people in Milwaukee that don't have a great Easter meal.' So as a family we got together and said 'why shouldn't Palermo's be able to help contribute,'" Laurie Fallucca with Palermo's said.

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Palermo's officials said for every five pizzas sold in stores, one pizza is donated to causes like this.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Hunger Task Force, and how to become a volunteer.