MILWAUKEE -- The Hunger Task Force helped Milwaukee families in need enjoy the Easter holiday with a festive meal by filling and distributing 500 "Easter Boxes" to help feed hungry families for a week.
"I was in charge of getting the vegetables into the bins, making sure that there was an assortment of vegetables," said Sharon Johnson, volunteer.
"There's going to be a lot of fresh food, festive holiday food, in these boxes," said Jonathan Hansen, Hunger Task Force.
Nearly 50 volunteers from Milwaukee-area organizations like Starbucks, U.S. Cellular and Rivion Energy Consulting gathered Wednesday morning, April 17 to build the boxes.
Volunteers worked together -- creating new friendships along the way. Some said doing physical volunteer work is what keeps them coming back every year.
"It's a lot of team building that we can have fun working with others that we maybe haven't met before, and it's certainly going to a good cause and gives you a little exercise too," said Dale Lenderts, volunteer.
The boxes would be picked up by food pantry coordinators and distributed to 500 pre-determined families facing the greatest need.
"We're serving 500 families through these Easter bins. The HTF serves 50,000 people every single month," said Hansen.