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Bruce's BMO Harris Bradley Center show Thursday night raised a record amount for Hunger Task Force. (PHOTO: David Bernacchi)

Springsteen concert raises record $18,036 for Hunger Task Force

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band teamed up with Hunger Task Force to raise funds for the hungry during the band's sold-out show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 3.

The show raised $18,036 in cash donations, an all-time record for Bruce Springsteen concert fundraisers.

Springsteen, an anti-hunger advocate, supports hunger relief in each city where his band tours. He chose Hunger Task Force for the band's Milwaukee gig.

Springsteen addressed the sell-out crowd just before the band's encore, highlighted Hunger Task Force as Wisconsin's leading anti-hunger organization and Milwaukee's Free & Local food bank, and encouraged all in attendance to donate and take advantage of Hunger Task Force's Match Madness MKE campaign.

"Hunger Task Force is beyond thrilled to be chosen by The Boss himself," said Sherrie Tussler, Hunger Task Force executive director. "Bruce Springsteen is an American rock icon, and his efforts to fight hunger in local communities across the country are truly incredible. We are grateful to all the fans in attendance who stepped up to donate and to the fine folks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for hosting our staff and volunteers."

All donations to Hunger Task Force through March 10 will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Match Madness MKE campaign. For more information, visit MatchMadnessMKE.org.

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.


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