Photos: Bethune donates 1,000 pounds of food to Hunger Task Force

MILWAUKEE — Students, staff and families from Milwaukee Public Schools’ Mary McLeod Bethune Academy  have collected close to 1,000 pounds of food for the Hunger Task Force so far this holiday season.

Approximately 97% of students at Bethune come from families with income low enough to qualify for free lunch. That hasn’t stopped the community from recognizing those with even greater needs.

The Hunger Task Force made its first pickup Thursday — but school paraprofessional educational assistant Jeradine Young, who organized the food drive at Bethune, says the effort will continue through the remaining weeks of school before winter break.

The below photos show Ms. Young, principal Carol McKay, Hunger Task Force staff — and students who donated items. Thank you for your generosity!