Shoppers help defeat hunger

Shoppers out buying groceries for their own families had a chance to help people who may be less fortunate.
Shoppers out buying groceries for their own families had a chance to help people who may be less fortunate.

GREEN BAY – Shoppers out buying groceries for their own families had a chance to help people who may be less fortunate.

Brats sizzled at Walmart and Sam’s Club on West Mason Street in Green Bay Saturday afternoon.

The brat fry is part of the second annual Defeat Hunger Bowl.

It’s a month long fundraiser to collect food for local pantries.

People could buy a brat and a beverage for just three dollars.

All of the proceeds go to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

Organizers say the winter season is the perfect time to help.

“Our shelves are kind of low this time of year. After the holidays there’s a big push, and once the first of the year comes around, we don’t really have a big push for a food drive. So this is really perfect timing for all of the food banks in the state of Wisconsin. Six food banks are participating in this event, and it serves 24 different agencies in Brown County. So it’s really important to get there, and to get these bags, and to get them to the people who really need them,” said Lyn Hildenbrand with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

If you couldn’t make it to the brat fry, there’s still time to help.

You can drop off non-perishable food items at any local Walmart until February 9.

You can also buy a prepackaged bag of donations to add to the collection.

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