Block Out Hunger
Throughout the month of March, the Bucks and Cousins Subs vowed to donate to a Wisconsin Boys & Girls Club location every time someone signed up for the Cousins Club Loyalty Program. At the conclusion of this program, the Bucks and Cousins Subs donated more than 3,000 meals to children and staff of Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Wisconsin. This initiative expanded on the Bucks and Cousins Subs’ longstanding partnership to help block out hunger in Wisconsin through the Block Out Hunger campaign. Currently in its sixth season, the Block Out Hunger campaign pledges that for every block the Bucks tally during the regular season, the Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation donates $50 to the Hunger Task Force of Wisconsin to help fight food insecurity across the state. This season, the Bucks completed 334 blocks for a total of $16,700 donated to the Hunger Task Force of Wisconsin.
Since 2016, the Bucks and Cousins Subs have collected more than 14,437 pounds of food and donated a total of $76,065 for emergency food supplies at pantries statewide. To learn more visit: cousinssubs.com/blockouthunger.
An All-Star Roster is Ready for Action
The Bucks and Cousins Subs have added Hunger Task Force to the roster, which puts this team in prime position to take on hunger in Wisconsin. For every blocked shot made by a Bucks player this season, Cousins will donate $50 to Hunger Task Force to help provide nutritious milk to nearly 50,000 Wisconsin families.
Facts Behind the Blocks
One in four households with children cannot buy enough food for their families.
*Food Research & Action Center
Nearly half of Wisconsin children meet low-income requirements for free or reduced-price school lunch.*
*Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 17-18 School Year
Milk is a nutritious, kid-friendly staple that is in high demand within Hunger Task Force’s network and in pantries across Wisconsin.
*Hunger Task Force
Milk is the primary food source of 3 of the 4 underconsumed nutrients—calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
*National Dairy Council
A Look Inside the PartnershipCousins Subs joined the Bucks roster of corporate partners prior to the 2015-16 season working together to enhance the fan experience. The partnership has brought Cousins’ local flavor to the upper concourse of the Fiserv Forum, helped thousands in need in Wisconsin, and delivered fans special Cousins’ offers and prizes during home game activities as well as social media contests focused on fan pride.