Salvation Army will feed 8,000 during 29th annual Christmas Family Feast

MILWAUKEE -- The Salvation Army will host its 29th annual Christmas Family Feast on Tuesday, Dec. 25, and it takes an army of volunteers to put it on.

Inside boxes lining the halls of the Wisconsin Center Wednesday, Dec. 19 was the food needed to put on the feast.

"Twenty-six thousand pounds of turkey, 1,600 pounds of ham, 40 cases of green beans, 40 cases of yams -- which is pretty much a pallet of each," said Robert Ilk, lead chef.

Most of the food is donated by organizations like

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