Local organizations raise money and food for local food pantries

CREATED Apr 9, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Pick ‘n Save and Roundys Foundation donated nearly $56,000 in food and cash to local food pantries. People in Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and Muskego shared in the gift to feed the needy.

“This is really a needy time for the pantries, especially out here in Waukesha,” said David Anderson, a food pantry driver in Muskego. “We serve maybe 50 to 70 people a week here.”

Roundy's is also giving $500 to the pantries so they can also buy food.

Another donation came from Carroll University. Students helped feed the hungry as part of its their National Day of Service food drive. The university hopes to collect 35,000 meals for the hungry by April 13.

“Theres always a need for food,” said Sage Thomas, a student at Carroll University. “This is a great thing to give back be a part of just an awesome experience.”

“A great way for our students faculty and staff to be a part of a great effort to give back to local communities," Scott Henning, Director of Dining Services said.

Target Corporation and Feeding America are helping Carroll University reach its goal in the first two years.

Carroll’s National Day of Service food drive raised nearly 60,000 meals.