Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 3/30/2019
Hearst’s ABC affiliate WISN Milwaukee collected 210,322 meals for Wisconsinites facing hunger during February and March. In collaboration with Feeding American Eastern Wisconsin, WISN’s ‘Peanut Nut & Jelly Challenge’ and ‘Scouting for Food’ initiatives collected 119,000 pounds of food and over $37,000 in donations. Over 60 schools and companies donated jars of peanut butter and jelly to benefit the Milwaukee and Appleton food banks during the ‘Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge.’ Local Boy Scout troops also participated.
“The WISN 12 family loves being part of these efforts and thanks the community for their generosity in coming together to make a positive impact,” said President and GM Jan Wade.
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