On Saturday, December 19, 2020, The Milwaukee Times Printing and Publishing, Co. hosted its first-ever “Baskets of Hope: A Free Holiday Dinner Giveaway,” at the African American Women’s Center (WAAC), 3020 W. Vliet St. Pictured above at the event are (top photo, from left) WAAC Executive Director Josephine Hill; Black Excellence Committee member Nobie Reed; Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Events and Campaigns Manager Nicole Gosia; and Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper Publisher Lynda Jackson Conyers.
The Milwaukee Times was able to collect enough donations to give a free holiday dinner to 250 underserved families at the drive-thru event.
In addition to the holiday meal the Times handed out COVID-19 safety kits and Santa gave out stockings with treats and goodies to the kids in the cars.
The Milwaukee Times partnered with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Reid’s New Golden Gate Funeral Home, Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary, Walmart, The African American Women’s Center, Rev. Dr. Donna Childs of Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, Dr. Bobbie Lathan, Dr. Sandra Millon-Underwood of UW-Milwaukee, Franciscan Peacemakers, The Green Bay Packers Give Back, My Choice Wisconsin, Kemps, North Division Athletics Hall of Fame, and The Black Excellence Awards Committee to make this event possible.
The event was in honor of the Times’ late founder and president Nathan Conyers (bottom photo).