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The Milwaukee Bucks and Cousins Subs are taking the court for a second year to Block Out Hunger in Wisconsin. In celebration of its upcoming 45th anniversary, Cousins will donate $45 to Hunger Task Force for every blocked shot the Bucks have this season! Follow along throughout the season to see how this triple threat is teaming up against hunger.


Want to help Block Out Hunger in your local community? Simply donate three nonperishable food items at any Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs from March 1 – 31 and receive an exclusive offer from Cousins Subs.


Hunger Task Force has been feeding local families with healthy food since 1974. As Milwaukee’s only Free & Local food bank—and Wisconsin’s leading anti-hunger organization—they are the perfect teammate to Block Out Hunger.

To learn more about Hunger Task Force, visit


Each blocked shot is more than a defensive move on the court, it’s a healthy and nutritious meal for someone in need. Read the facts below to find out why the Block Out Hunger initiative is important on and off the court:

  • In Milwaukee County, 35,000 people receive help from local food pantries, and 60,000 meals are served at soup kitchens and shelters each month.
  • Two of every three children in Milwaukee—nearly double the national average—experiences hunger.
  • Hunger Task Force provides a safety net of emergency food supplied to a network of 75 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters who, combined, serve nearly 50,000 people each month.


Cousins Subs joined the Bucks growing list of corporate partners during the 2015 season. Enhancing the fan experience, Cousins is serving its local favorites at its concession located at the concourse of the BMO Harris Bradley Center as well as awarding fans with coupons and prizes during home game activities.

Cousins Subs was established in 1972 in Milwaukee and has since been committed to the betterment of our local communities. By teaming up with the Milwaukee Bucks, we are able to make a greater impact for those in need.

Justin McCoy, Vice President of Marketing at Cousins Subs

The fight against hunger is an important cause to both the Bucks and our great partners at Cousins Subs,” said Matt Pazaras, Bucks senior vice president of business development and strategy. “Our relationship with Cousins goes beyond basketball to truly make a difference in our community. After a successful ‘Block Out Hunger’ campaign last season, we’re thrilled to join together once again to drive awareness and raise funds benefiting a fantastic organization in Hunger Task Force.

Matt Pazaras, Bucks Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy


Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs, a family-owned, fast casual sub shop established in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin, is driven by the mission to Believe in Better – both in the quality of food it serves and in the communities it supports. Cousins Subs and its franchisees operate more than 100 sub sandwich shops throughout Wisconsin and Arizona, providing guests with quality deli-fresh and made to order grilled subs using only the freshest ingredients on its signature bread baked daily.

For more information, visit You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.