Following their rugby festival, the Lakefront 7s has donated nearly 1 tonne of non-perishable food items such as peanut butter and dried noodles to the Hunger Task Force, a Milwaukee-based non-profit and Wisconsin’s leading anti-hunger organization.
“Nine hundred and fifty-five pounds is a record for us. Although we narrowly missed our 1000-pound goal, we collected 44% more food than last year!”, said food drive coordinator Kurt Kinderfather.
This is the third year the Lakefront 7s has coordinated a food-drive to coincide with their rugby festival — the largest summer-rugby event in North America. In 2017, 665 pounds was collected. The 1000-pound goal for 2018 was based on increased participation of corporate sponsors as well as allowing event attendees to use peanut butter to pay for parking.
“On behalf of the Milwaukee Barbarians and the Hunger Task Force, we thank everyone who generously donated to our 3rd Annual Food Drive. Special thanks to the players and parents of Hamilton High School Girls Rugby for volunteering to collect parking donations and to Those Guys RFC from Dunedin, New Zealand who dated cash”, continued Kinderfather.