Bucks, Pick 'n Save to donate and distribute more than $50K worth of food on Wednesday

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks and Pick 'n Save are teaming up to help fight hunger in the Milwaukee area on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

A news release says in support of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative, the two organizations have partnered to donate more than $50,000 worth of food. A semi-truck full of food will be distributed by the Bucks and Pick 'n Save throughout the day tomorrow to eight Milwaukee-area pantries and community groups.

The all-day food distribution will culminate at Capuchin Community Services’ St. Ben’s (930 W. State St., Milwaukee) at 5 p.m. where Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe, along with Bucks VolunDeers and Pick 'n Save volunteers, will serve a meal that evening. Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs James Hyland and Fr. Robert Wotypka, OFM, Capuchin, Ministry Director at St. Benedict the Moore Parish will also give remarks before the meal is served.

The more than $50,000 of donated food will include deliveries to the following eight locations throughout the day on Wednesday:

    The entire cost of Wednesday’s Capuchin Community Services’ St. Ben’s Meal, which will serve up to 350 people, is also being provided by Pick 'n Save. In addition to the $50,000 of food they are donating in conjunction with the Bucks, The Roundy’s Fund of the Kroger Foundation is also donating an extra $10,000 to the Capuchin Community Services Holiday Food Box Program serving the poor, the hungry, and the homeless.