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One more reason why Jim Gaffigan rocks

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 01/01/17

From theMilwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Comedian Jim Gaffigan is famous for his jokes about foods like Hot Pockets, bacon and McDonald’s french fries. But on Tuesday, he and his wife, Jeannie, and their children spent the day making sure those who need food can get it by volunteering at a Milwaukee food pantry — one that is receiving some $70,000 thanks to them. Gaffigan added an extra Friday performance to his series of New Year’s Eve shows at the Pabst Theater, and is donating 100% of the ticket sales from that show to the Riverwest Food Pantry. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Gaffigan’s New Year’s Eve shows in Milwaukee. “I consider Milwaukee my hometown-in-law. My wife is from Milwaukee, and I’ve been coming here for a long time,” Gaffigan said while sorting nonperishable food. “And we’ve been married? 120 years now.” Jeannie Gaffigan’s brother, Vincent Noth, is the executive director of the food pantry, where the family has been volunteering for years. “It’s not just about giving away food, but there’s a sustainable quality to helping people out,” Gaffigan said. “The food is like an open door for people to come in, and then they receive all sorts of mentoring,” Jeannie added. “So it kind of elevates it to a different level.”

Read more and see more pictures here.

Photo: Calvin Mattheis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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