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Heart of Milwaukee

Every week The Packing House's "Heart of Milwaukee" recognizes, and thanks, those making a positive contribution to our community with a donation of our Famous Fish Fry.

We look forward to building this as a Friday tradition.

Honoring Milwaukee Police Officer Charles G. Irvine, Jr.

Date: June 15, 2018
Milwaukee Police Officer Charles G. Irvine, Jr. died on June 7, 2018, while serving the residents of the City of Milwaukee.

Our fundraiser for the official Charles G. Irvine, Jr. Memorial Fund raised $2,786. With a personal contribution by the Wiken family, the grand total raised was $3,000.

We will always remember Officer Irvine for his bravery, commitment to duty, and sacrifice.
Greg "Ziggy" Zyskiewicz Memorial for Fisher House of Wisconsin

Date: March 23, 2018
On March 23, 2018 The Packing House Restaurant held a fundraiser to support Fisher House Wisconsin in honor of Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz. Ziggy died on the job as a City of Milwaukee Housing Inspector on March 22, 2017. Last year The Packing House Restaurant held a fundraiser that raised more than $3,500 to benefit Ziggy's wife, Ola, and family.

This year we honored Ziggy's memory with a fundraiser to benefit an organization dear to him—Fisher House Wisconsin. Ziggy was an Army veteran. The Packing House donated $1 for each fish fry sold today--we raised $1,470 in Ziggy's memory.

Money raised for Fisher House benefit the families of veterans receiving care at the Milwaukee VA Hospital. For example, someone who lives far away can stay free of charge while their loved one is receiving care.

We truly appreciate our customers' and community's support. Thank you!
Honoring Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz

Date: March 31, 2017
Greg Zyszkiewicz, a resident of Milwaukee’s south side, was senselessly and tragically taken from his family and friends last week as he performed his job as a City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services Special Enforcement Agent.

By all accounts, Greg was a extraordinary family man, married to his wife, Ola, for 40 years. Greg was passionately dedicated to the happiness of his children and grandchildren. With each new story we read, we learn more about this amazing man—a U.S. Army veteran, past Scout master, multi-talented handyman, avid marathon and endurance athlete including two summits of Pikes Peak and in addition to his City job he continued a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel delivery route for 20 years to fund family vacations.

In honor of Greg’s amazing life, The Packing House Restaurant donated $1 for each fish fry sold throughout the day on Friday, March 31, to a fund set up to help the Zyszkiewicz family. Together with our generous customers we raised more than $3,000.

“Greg was a selfless, unforgettable, charismatic and humble man who will be deeply missed.” (from Greg’s obituary)
Milwaukee Police Department-District 6

Date: December 16, 2016
The Packing House was honored to serve a complimentary fish fry lunch today to members of the Milwaukee Police Department at the Department's 6th District office on S. 27th Street.

Thank you, officers, for your brave service to our community and Merry Christmas to you and your families! #HeartOfMilwaukee
Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin

Date: December 9, 2016
The Packing House Restaurant was honored to serve a "Heart of Milwaukee" complimentary fish fry lunch today to the great staff at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin!

Packing House GM Chris Wiken and Executive Chef Marie Schroeder delivered the lunch to the beautifully decorated Ronald McDonald House and were treated to a tour of the facilities by President/CEO Ann Petrie (left) and Development Director Bridget Kesner (right).

Thank you to the staff of Ronald McDonald House for all you do for sick kids and their families! For more information on the House visit http://rmhcmilwaukee.org/
Wisconsin Humane Society

Date: December 2, 2016
Packing House's "Heart of Milwaukee”—recognizing those making positive contributions to our community—returned today with a visit to the Wisconsin Humane Society, where the staff enjoyed a complimentary fish fry lunch!

The Packing House has been a supporter of the Humane Society including being a member of the "Homers 4 Hank" team in 2014. For more information click the event's Facebook link or visit www.wihumane.org
Cudahy Fire Department

Date: February 27, 2015
The Packing House took our "Heart Of Milwaukee" to visit the Cudahy Fire Department yesterday, a week after their heroic acts saved the life of a student at Cudahy Middle School--a sincere and heartfelt Thank You to all of our communities' first responders!

"Heart Of Milwaukee" recognizes those organizations, non-profits, businesses and individuals making a positive contribution to the greater Milwaukee community; it also delivers complimentary Friday Fish Fries as a token of our thanks.
African American Chamber of Commerce

Date: February 20, 2015
Our "Heart Of Milwaukee" visited the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin today, delivering complimentary Friday Fish Fries for the Chamber's staff.

The AACCW's mission is to improve the economic development of business entrepreneurs in the communities they serve. The AACCW serves as the corner stone for educational training, resource programs and economic growth opportunities. We applaud and thank the AACCW for their efforts and positive contributions to the community!
Schlossmann's Subura City

Date: February 13, 2015
The Packing House's "Heart Of Milwaukee" paid a visit today to the great folks at Schlossmann's Subaru City of Milwaukee--Schlossman's recently donated a 2015 Subaru WRX to the Milwaukee Police Department, a vehicle you can see on display at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show at the end of the month!

The Packing House served up complimentary Friday Fish Fries to the Schlossmann's staff as a thank you for their donation to MPD and their support of our community.

Pictured: The Packing House's GM Chris Wiken (far left), Schlossman's Subaru City GM Bruce Larsen (middle, suit & tie), The Packing House's Executive Chef Nick Scheeler (far right) and members of the Schlossman staff.
Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin

Date: November 14, 2014
The Packing House's "Heart Of Milwaukee" visited the office of the Alzheimer's Association-Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter today, recognizing their staff for their work to help those in Wisconsin facing Alzheimer's and dementia. The staff was rewarded with a complimentary Fish Fry lunch presented by our Executive Chef Nick Scheeler (far left) and GM Chris Wiken (red tie).

Each week "Heart Of Milwaukee" recognizes individuals or groups making a positive impact in the Milwaukee community and provides them Milwaukee's Best Fish Fry (complimentary of course) for lunch; for more information on Alzheimer's and dementia visit http://www.alz.org/sewi/
Susan G. Komen of Southeast Wisconsin

Date: November 7, 2014
Our "Heart Of Milwaukee" recognized Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure today, serving complimentary Friday Fish Fries to its staff and administration.

The Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded in 1999 by a group of dedicated breast cancer survivors, breast health professionals, and other women of vision. In addition to funding breast cancer research, the Affiliate has awarded over $4 million dollars to community organizations and local hospitals to empower medically under-served women in southeastern Wisconsin through education, screening and treatment programs.

Thank you, Susan Komen of Southeast Wisconsin, for your dedication to the good health of women in our community!
Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

Date: October 31, 2014
It was our honor to welcome World War II veterans participating in tomorrow's Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to The Packing House this evening; approximately one dozen veterans were treated to a complimentary Fish Fry.

The Packing House has pledged to serve complimentary Fish Fries to Honor Flight participants in 2015 and beyond as a token of our appreciation for our veterans' sacrifice and service to our country; we are so grateful to welcome them, hear their stories, experience their excitement for their Flights to Washington DC, to see their families' pride, to see these veterans as the courageous young men who fought for our nation and its principles of freedom and democracy.
Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

Date: October 10, 2014
The Packing House was honored to be joined this evening by veterans participating in tomorrow's Honor Flight to Washington D.C.; the veterans' Fish Fries were provided complimentary by The Packing House, a small token of our great appreciation for their service to America. God Bless our Veterans.
Flight For Life

Date: September 26, 2014
We were honored to recognize and thank Waukesha-based Flight For Life Transport System today with our "Heart Of Milwaukee" program which delivered the team complimentary Friday Fish Fries.

Flight For Life is celebrating 30 years of providing safe, efficient, high quality patient care and transportation. Thank you, Flight For Life Transport System; we applaud you for your work which has saved the lives of countless Wisconsinites!

Pictured: Flight for Life team with The Packing House's Executive Chef Nick Scheeler (fourth from left) and GM Chris Wiken (far right).
Blood Center of Wisconsin

Date: September 19, 2014
With our "Heart Of Milwaukee" program yesterday we were honored to recognize and thank the team at BloodCenter of Wisconsin for their vital work! This BCW group had just celebrated "Donor Recruitment Professionals Day" which acknowledges the critical role blood donor recruiters play in helping to ensure safe blood is available to patients in need. The 25 staff in the BCW's Donor Recruitment office were treated to a complimentary Friday Fish Fry lunch from The Packing House!

For information on how and where you can donate blood visit the BCW Facebook page or visit their website at: https://www.bcw.edu/bcw/index.htm
Milwaukee Fire Department: Engine 11

Date: September 12, 2014
"Heart Of Milwaukee" quite literally lived up to its name today as we visited Milwaukee Fire Department's Engine 11 with complimentary Friday Fish Fries to thank them for the work they do to protect our lives and property.

About a month ago former Milwaukee Alderman Jeff Pawlinski was driving by Engine 11, located on Kinnickinnic Avenue, as he was experiencing a cardiac emergency; Mr. Pawlinski knocked on the fire house door and personnel immediately sprung into action. It is thanks to the swift action of Engine 11 that Mr. Pawlinski (in suit coat) was able to stand alongside his rescuers today and thank them personally.
Donn Powers Jeweler

Date: September 5, 2014
Our "Heart Of Milwaukee" traveled to South Milwaukee this past Friday to recognize and thank Donn Powers for his contributions to his community.

Donn has been a South Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce President and is still an active board member. The South Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce awarded Donn Powers Jeweler the Golden Key Business of the Year in 2002 and 2007. Donn is also a Merchant Market Coordinator; The Market gathers local merchants to sell and promote their business. Donn is also the Director of Evening on the Avenue Festival which benefits Human Concerns (food pantry) in South Milwaukee. And, from what we've heard about Donn, he is considered by many to be "Mr. South Milwaukee".

Donn told us that one of his most cherished blessings from being in business nearly 40 years is the opportunities he and his wife have to give back to their community. For your efforts to put your community first, Donn, we thank you! ‬
Sojourner Family Peace Center

Date: August 29, 2014
We were proud to deliver 30 complimentary Friday Fish Fries with our "Heart Of Milwaukee" program to the Sojourner Family Peace Center during today's noon hour. The Sojourner Center provides education, advocacy and resources to keep families safe from domestic violence.

Thank you to the Sojourner staff for everything you do to ensure safe and nurturing home environments in our community. For more information visit www.familypeacecenter.org

Pictured: Sojourner staff; Sojourner Executive Director Carmen Pitre and The Packing House's Executive Chef Nick Scheeler, middle.
Penfield Childrens' Center

Date: August 22, 2014
"Heart Of Milwaukee" recognized Milwaukee's Penfield Children's Center with 60 complimentary Friday Fish Fries for its staff. Thank you to Penfield's remarkable nurses, therapists and educators for their amazing work with1,700 children each year in special education, social work services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and behavioral therapy.
Oak Creek Fire Department

Date: August 15, 2014
The Packing House's "Heart Of Milwaukee" saluted and thanked the Oak Creek Fire Department today, delivering complimentary Friday Fish Fries to the staff at the OCFD's headquarters. Thank you to fire fighters in all our communities for their service in rescuing us in time of emergency and keeping us safe!