Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
Press Release

Grocery gift cards, free food available to those impacted by power outages


By - Aug 19th, 2021 03:15 pm

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee are teaming up to support those who lost power last week as a result of storms by offering FREE grocery gift cards and food starting this weekend. Common Council President Cavalier Johnson urges residents citywide to take advantage of this offering.

            “I want to thank Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin for stepping up to provide such crucial support to the many who lost power, in some instances for days, and had to throw away food in the process,” Alderman Johnson said. “A number of the food distribution sites are in the 2nd district, and I would encourage the residents that I represent, and those across the city, to utilize this resource if they are in need.”

Grocery gift card distribution will take place tomorrow – Friday, August 20 from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the following Pick ‘N Save locations:

1,000 gift cards will be available at each location, will be limited to one per household, and are first come, first serve while supplies last. Residents are asked to bring proof from We Energies that their power went out and can obtain such letter by contacting We Energies. There will also be support on-site to help verify addressed that suffered from loss of power.

            Beginning Saturday, August 21 and running through Thursday, August 26 there will also be food distribution at select locations in Milwaukee. All distributions are first come, first serve while supplies last. The dates, times and locations include:

  • Greater New Birth, 8237 W. Silver Spring Dr. from 7 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 21
  • UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave. from 1 – 4 p.m. on Monday, August 23
  • Children’s Hospital Midtown Clinic, 5433 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. from 8 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, August 24
  • WestCare E.A.T.S. Harambee Community Center, 335 W. Wright St. from 9 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, August 25
  • Hope Lutheran Pantry, 1115 N. 35th St. from 9 a.m. – noon on Thursday, August 26.

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