Hunger Task Force gets help from State Fair with special, one-time food drive

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin State Fair teamed up with the Hunger Task Force Thursday, Aug. 6, to host a one-time food donation drive at State Fair Park. 

People donated peaches and pears, or otherwise gave cash donations. It's a State Fair tradition that's continuing even during the pandemic. 

"Community support is hugely important right now," said Jonathan Hansen, Director of Development at State Fair Park. "To really come out and collect food safely, to make sure that food is going to be available into the future for families in need. Hunger Task Force the past few months has been working very hard to make sure the safety net is intact in our community, and we're very thankful we have partners like State Fair, Wells Fargo, who can do a special one-time even like this with us and help us out." 

The first 10,000 people who drove to donate four cans of peaches or pears got an any-day admission ticket for the Wisconsin State Fair. 

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