JS: Comedian Jim Gaffigan raises $70,000 for food pantry
|Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan|
Comedian Jim Gaffigan is famous for his jokes about foods like Hot Pockets, bacon and McDonald's french fries.continue at JS
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.