Calls to Make & Serve Meals this June

Butterfly Park, Milwaukee, WI
According to the US Department of Agriculture, about 15.8 million American households (12.7% of all households) were food insecure in 2015. Without access to school-sponsored subsidized meal programs, these numbers skyrocket in the summer months.

To address food insecurity in Milwaukee County and support the health of community youth, this June, MKE Dems Care is supporting the Matilda Ward Youth Empowerment Association. Throughout the summer in Butterfly Park, this small non-profit provides meals for roughly 100 people, 3 days per week, while also providing activities for children during the day.

We need your help! To support this great organization and show what Democrats stand for, we are providing 3 full meals for the Matilda Ward Assoc. in June. Please complete this Google Form to share how you can help. Upon completion, we will reach out to confirm details. Alternatively, contact Peter Burress at [email protected], or 920-421- 3601 to with questions or to indicate how you would like to help.

We need more people to make and serve food on: Monday, June 12 / Wednesday, June 21 / Friday, June 30.

On Mondays and Fridays they provide a full meal including chicken or pasta, salad/greens, fruit, potatoes, dessert, and beverages. On Wednesdays they provide a lighter meal—something along the lines of hotdogs/brats, fruit, chips, and beverages. Those bringing food to share should plan to arrive by 4:30pm to Butterfly Park at 36th & Meinecke.

Please join the good people already signed up to bring, serve and enjoy a meal with our neighbors in Butterfly Park this summer. This is a great opportunity to work with fellow Democrats and support families and food justice in our city.

We appreciate your involvement!
Heather Ullsvik Loomans and Peter Burress
Milwaukee Dems Care