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Open Door Café, which serves Milwaukee’s homeless, needy receives $3K from AT&T Wisconsin Pioneers

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MILWAUKEE -- The Open Door Café received a $3,000 donation from the AT&T Wisconsin Pioneers to help provide free meals for Milwaukee’s homeless and needy families during an event at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist today.

The donation is from the Pioneers’ Charitable Foundation.

AT&T Pioneers Check Presentation to Open Door Cafe

AT&T Pioneers Check Presentation to Open Door Cafe

The Open Door Café is the heart of the Cathedral’s commitment to outreach, providing a free hot lunch to approximately 180 people a day, 6 days a week.  In addition, the Open Door Café provides transportation assistance, hygiene kits, and medical, veteran and housing-related outreach to its meal guests.

“The Open Door Café helps fill a great need in Milwaukee by providing a hot meal to the homeless and to those struggling,” said Gloria Van Aacken, president of the AT&T Wisconsin Pioneers.  “We are very proud to support their mission through this financial donation and volunteer efforts.”

Open Door Café

Open Door Café

After the check presentation, the AT&T Pioneers joined other volunteers in serving food to guests.  The Pioneers have been serving lunches at the Open Door Café for two to three days a month since April 2007.

The Open Door Café serves any guests who are hungry and hasn’t turned anyone away in its history.

“The Open Door Café is a wonderful ministry that shows compassion to those in need in Milwaukee through a hot meal,” said State Senator Lena Taylor.  “We are fortunate to have so many great volunteers like the AT&T Pioneers giving of themselves to support our community.”

The Pioneers are a local organization of AT&T employees and retirees who are dedicated to volunteering their time to various community causes.

To learn more about the Open Door Café, please visit

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