Local Soup Kitchen Throws Virtual Mardi Gras
On Fat Tuesday, The Gathering celebrates its mission by recognizing food insecurity in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE, WI (February 11, 2021) – The Gathering is a local community meal program that provides close to 90,000 free meals a year to the hungry and homeless populations. The Gathering is honoring and recognizing its 39 years of serving individuals experiencing food insecurities, this coming Fat Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
“Last year was extremely difficult on all of us,” says Lyn Hildenbrand, Executive Director of The Gathering. “Our organization took a hit as our operations continuously changed and our expenses grew.. We wish we could celebrate our 2020 successes in-person, but the ‘big gala’ will have to wait until 2022. This coming Fat Tuesday, we’re ecstatic to virtually honor the hungry and homeless individuals we serve.”
Registration to attend the event is open through Tuesday, February 16, 2021. To register, visit www.thegatheringwis.org
About The Gathering of Southeast WI, Inc.
The Gathering was founded in 1982 and over the years, has provided the community with a Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner program that run throughout the week across four different meal sites. The Gathering provides other programming such as the Bag Lunch Program and Fresh Produce Preservation Project. Its Mission is to provide meals to the hungry and homeless population who would otherwise go hungry or without. The Gathering works with over 2,000 volunteers and serves nearly 90,000 meals in a fiscal year with only 10 paid staff members. To learn more visit, www.thegatheringwis.org
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