Kohl’s $750,000 Donation to Hunger Task Force Supports the Provision of Healthy Food to Milwaukee Families in Need


Kohl’s donation provides hundreds of thousands of pounds of healthy food and supports expansion of organization’s MyPlate program

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., January 14, 2020 Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced today, in support of its overall commitment to family health and wellness, a donation of $750,000 to Hunger Task Force, ensuring a steady supply of healthy food to Milwaukee-area families. Through Kohl’s donation and the expansion of the Hunger Task Force MyPlate program – a healthy eating model based upon USDA nutrition recommendations – the nearly 50,000 Milwaukee-area residents Hunger Task Force serves monthly will be provided the right types and portions of foods to consume daily to improve their health and wellness. Additionally, Kohl’s donation will support Hunger Task Force in converting nearly 10 additional pantries in the Hunger Task Force network to MyPlate pantries, increasing the total number of MyPlate pantries to 45.

With Kohl’s support, Hunger Task Force will also serve approximately 65,000 nutritious meals for low-income Milwaukee children during the summer as they lose access to breakfast and lunch served at school or daycare. These meals will be served at kid-friendly public settings around the Milwaukee area including public parks, youth camps, and recreational programs. In addition, healthy meals and snacks will be served at after-school meal programs during the academic year through the Child and Adult Care Food Program. 

“Kohl’s is proud to continue its partnership with Hunger Task Force, thereby continuing to provide nutritious, healthy food to Milwaukee-area children and families,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s senior vice president of communications. “We commend Hunger Task Force for the work they are doing to significantly enhance the way that hunger relief is approached in the community.”

“Through Kohl’s generous support, Hunger Task Force is able to provide hundreds of thousands of pounds of healthy food and expand our MyPlate program with the addition of nearly 10 pantries in the Hunger Task Force network, increasing the availability of nutritious food for Milwaukee families in need,” said Sherrie Tussler, Hunger Task Force executive director. “We thank Kohl’s for valuing our community’s youth and helping them to learn, grow and play free of hunger.”

Since 2009, Kohl's and Kohl's Cares have committed more than $7.6 million to Hunger Task Force. To learn more about Kohl’s support of nonprofit organizations in the greater Milwaukee area and nationwide, visit Corporate.Kohls.com

About Kohl’s
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, Kohl’s offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and an easy shopping experience in our stores, online at Kohls.com and on Kohl's mobile app. Since its founding, Kohl's has given more than $700 million to support communities nationwide, with a focus on family health and wellness. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

About Hunger Task Force
Hunger Task Force is Milwaukee’s Free & Local food bank and Wisconsin’s leading anti-hunger organization. Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger-free community tomorrow. 

Media Contact:
Julia Fennelly, Kohl’s, julia.fennelly@kohls.com, 262.703.1710
Sarah Kikkert, Hunger Task Force, sarah.kikkert@hungertaskforce.org, 414.238.6477