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Gaffigan Gives Back to Milwaukee

This morning, Jim Gaffigan announced he is adding a fourth show at the Pabst Theater and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Milwaukee’s Riverwest Food Pantry

By - Oct 10th, 2016 02:55 pm
Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan

This morning, Jim Gaffigan, one of the biggest comedians of our time, announced he is adding a fourth show at the Pabst Theater and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Milwaukee’s Riverwest Food Pantry. Fans can only purchase tickets through Riverwest Food Panty’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/riverwestfoodpantry

VIDEO message from Jim Gaffigan to Milwaukee:

“I’ll be doing a show at the Pabst Theater where all the proceeds will go to benefit the Riverwest Food Pantry. Which is a very unique place that not only with obtaining food but also provides life skills and mentoring,” says Jim Gaffigan in his message to Milwaukee.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Jim Gaffigan’s NYE shows in Milwaukee. Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He recently concluded the critically acclaimed, The Jim Gaffigan Show, a 2-season semi-fictitious television show on TV Land.

“This unbelievably generous act by Jim Gaffigan and the Pabst Theater will enable us to enhance our efforts to make food an entry point to changing lives!” said Vincent Noth, Director of Riverwest Food Pantry.

About Riverwest Food Pantry

Mission: We come together around food to relieve hunger, improve lives and grow community well-being.

The Riverwest Food Pantry is a community of generosity where all have a place at the table. We alleviate food insecurity by providing healthful food access through an interactive shopping experience. We grow and cook food as an entry point to nurture mentoring relationships that connect people to needed resources.

From 1979 to 2012, Riverwest Food Pantry’s mission focused on relieving hunger: to alleviate food insecurity by providing food assistance for low and moderate income residents on Milwaukee’s Northside. (Food distribution was the endpoint to our work.) In 2013, the Riverwest Food Pantry became a 501(c)(3) non-profit to expand our mission by making food the entry point.

We come together around food to relieve hunger, improve lives and grow community well-being. Together, volunteers and shoppers alike, we can become a community of generosity – a community well-nourished, well-informed and strengthened to prevail.

Tickets on sale Wednesday, October 12th at noon.

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One thought on “Gaffigan Gives Back to Milwaukee”

  1. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    That’s great, with Jim Gaffigan showing us that not all comedians are self-involved (as is our perception of most of them) and that those who’ve “made” it often care about all the rest of us, including those who are out of jobs and hungry.

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