Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Extends Meal Distribution Program

Clubs support Milwaukee students as they begin the 2020-’21 school year remotely

By - Aug 3rd, 2020 09:05 am

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – (August 3, 2020) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) has made the decision to extend its meal distribution program. The program was slated to end July 27, but with the announcement that Milwaukee school students will be learning remotely to begin the 2020-’21 school year, many students’ access to nutrition will be restricted.

“Thousands of kids in Milwaukee won’t be able to rely on school and after school programs to supplement their nutritional needs, and the pandemic has only exacerbated the challenge some families face providing quality food to their families,” said BGCGM President and CEO, Kathy Thornton-Bias. “Boys & Girls Clubs will always remain committed to supporting those who need us most, especially in times of crisis.”

Families can visit one of the following BGCGM Clubs distributing meals every Monday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or while supplies last. Each family is provided with three meals per day for seven days for each child 18 and under in their home for a total of 21 meals per child each week.

  • Daniels-Mardak Club (4834 N. 35th St, Milwaukee, WI 53209)
  • LaVarnway Club (2739 N. 15th St, Milwaukee, WI 53206)
  • Don & Sallie Davis Club (1975 S. 24th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204)

Since the pandemic began in mid-March, BGCGM has distributed more than 220,000 meals. A new end-date for the program has not yet been determined.

In addition to meal distribution, BGCGM is also supporting Milwaukee’s youth with in-Club summer programming at several sites. Clubs are operating with reduced capacity and extensive safety protocols in place. Virtual programming is also available at These efforts are a reflection of BGCGM’s commitment to do whatever it takes to ensure kids in under-resourced Milwaukee communities thrive academically, socially, and personally, especially during challenging times.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) is one of the largest and longest youth-serving agencies in Milwaukee and the largest Boys & Girls Club in the country. With 45 locations in the city of Milwaukee, BGCGM provides youth ages 4-18 with fun, enriching after-school and summer programming including academic support, mentorship, organized athletics, arts, and nutritious meals. Our programs strengthen academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles, and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth. More than 80 percent of BGCGM’s annual budget goes toward youth programming. Learn more at

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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