MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Jim Doyle says there are a lot more Wisconsin families going hungry this holiday season.
He and the first lady joined a handful of other volunteers at The Goodman Center on Madison's east side.
They put together Thanksgiving baskets for low income families which included fresh vegetables, pie mix and of course a turkey.
Doyle said as the need continues to grow, so should the efforts to help.
"This is a time to be thankful, but also recognize there are a lot of our neighbors and friends having a tough time."
The governor and first lady volunteered as part of President Obama's "United We Serve" initiative.
The Goodman Center distributed 1,000 free food baskets to Madison low-income families.
online reporting by Brian Rodriguez
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