'One More Helping' pairs Milwaukee restaurants, Hunger Task Force

MILWAUKEE -- A new campaign launched in Milwaukee is raising money for the Hunger Task Force while supporting local restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the shortage in business due to COVID-19, chefs were still hard at work prepping food at Milwaukee's City Market Monday, May 11.

Julie Hollingsworth

"It's nowhere near the volume that we're used to doing," said Julie Hollingsworth, co-owner. "I just started on the phone, and calling people, and explaining."

Hollingsworth launched a campaign to support the Hunger Task Force.

"I thought, it's so simple, and it helps two different benefactors," she said.

It's called "One More Helping" -- originally launched in Los Angeles. Hollingsworth collaborated to bring it to Milwaukee.

For every gift card purchased for $20 or more at a participating restaurant, $1 is donated to the Hunger Task Force to help hungry families in need.

"They serve such a great purpose in the Greater Milwaukee community," Hollingsworth said.

Not only does the campaign support the food bank, but also, the Milwaukee food industry. Many local restaurants have been hit hard by the pandemic.

"We want to help another entity, but we're also really trying to help the restaurants during this time," she said.

With almost 10 Milwaukee foodie spots already in, most places can't wait to serve customers in person.

The City Market hopes to continue the campaign through the end of June.

If you'd like to participate, click here.