It's been really awesome seeing people all over the country and world show their support to those courageously fighting for their rights as workers by spending their money at local Madison businesses delivering food and drink to the protesters in the capital.
But what about an effort to show not just solidarity with the protesting workers but all Wisconsin working families hurting in this economy whose pain will only get worse if Walker goes unchallenged.
How about in addition to Pizza for Protesters we send a message to Walker via Wisconsin's foodbanks that he needs to "CAN THE BILL"?
Here's some Wisconsin foodbanks I've found so far that allow online donations:
---Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin - Madison
--- Society of St. Vincent de Paul (food pantry, thrift shop, shelter) - Madison
--- Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
---Feed My People Food Bank - Eau Claire
Some foodbanks that could be supported by the people on the ground but don't appear to have online donation capabilities:
City of Waupun Food Pantry
12 S Mill St
Waupun - WI
Food Pantry of Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva - WI
Hartford Food Pantry
24 N Johnson St
Hartford - WI
The Hub of Senior Services
1220 Mound Ave
Racine, WI - 53404
Peter's Pantry, Inc.
843 S 21st St
Manitowoc, WI - 54220
Shalom Center of the Interfaith Network
17132 62nd Street
Kenosha, WI - 53143
Hunger Task Force
201 S. Hawley Court
Milwaukee, WI - 53214
Verona Food Pantry
Verona, WI - 53593
218 E Richmond St
Shawano, WI - 54166
People on the ground in Wisconsin let me know if you have any other suggestions/comments and I'll update this diary as needed if anyone else thinks it might be a good idea.
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL PEOPLE HURTING IN THIS ECONOMY!!!
p.s. Many thanks to Tom Morello coming to Madison to keep everyone fired up. What's the Boss up to these days?
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