Milwaukee free food pantries.

Free emergency food pantries in Milwaukee Wisconsin and the surrounding county provide families with free, healthy, nutritious food. The centers offer all sorts of groceries, perishable items, meats, breads, baby formula, ensure for seniors, and other nutritious stuff to those in need. While the centers rely on donations and excess government commodities, the pantries may have fresh produce, meats, canned goods, breads and various types of nutritional supplements. Most partner with the Hunger Task Force. There are also many free soup kitchens in the Milwaukee County region for hot meals, including at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

The primary goal of the food pantries across Milwaukee is to both help someone make it through a difficult period, while at the same time improving the health of low-income people, children and senior citizens, especially those who are at risk of malnutrition. The distribution centers allow individuals the ability to pick up a monthly box of groceries from a location near them, whether it is a church or an emergency food pantry. Some centers even provide holiday and Christmas meals or gifts. For additional help, find other charities for free stuff.

AIDs Resource Center Of Wisconsin
820 N Plankinton Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
Main phone numbers to call are (414) 225-1515
Food and resources are offered for HIV and AIDs patients and their families. Housing and shelter may also be provided, as well as information on government medical programs and health care.

Career Youth Development
2601 N Martin Luther King Dr.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
Phone number – (414) 264-6888





Central Church Of Christ
Address: 2211 N 18th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Telephone number - (414) 265-4100
The church provides hot and cold meals, free food, groceries, and other forms of support to Milwaukee families faced with poverty, unemployment, or who are facing a difficult period. There is also help for the homeless, including lodging or a meal.

Church Of The Good Hope United Methodist Church
Location is 8700 W Good Hope Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Call the church at (414) 354-8899

Hope House Of Milwaukee, Inc.
209 W Orchard St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
Phone - (414) 645-2122





Hunger Task Force, Inc. – There are several pantries that are part of this non-profit organizations. They are noted below. The non-profit is one of the counties largest hunger fighting organizations. Several programs and services are offered to help alleviate hunger in the region. Government surplus food, meals, perishable items, and fresh food is offered. Case managers also have information on government benefits, such as SNAP food stamps. Dial (414) 777-0483 to learn more. Or stop by a location below.

  • United Southside Food Pantry
    Address: 209 W Orchard St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • Agape Community Center – Bethesda Community Senior Citizens Center
    6100 N 42nd St Milwaukee, WI 53209 as well as 2845 W Fond Du Lac Ave Milwaukee, WI 53210
  • Beulah Brinton Community Center
    2555 S Bay St. Milwaukee, WI 53207
  • Central City Churches Outreach Ministry
    3022 W Wisconsin Ave Our Saviors Lutheran Church Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208
  • Church Of The Good Hope United Methodist
    Location of this Hunger Task Force, Inc. center is 8700 W Good Hope Rd Milwaukee, WI 53224
  • City Of Greenfield
    7325 W Forest Home Ave Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220
  • Clinton & Bernice Rose Senior Center
    3045 N Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Family Life Center At St. Stephen
    1441 W Oakwood Rd Oak Creek, WI 53154
  • Full Shelf Food Pantry, Inc.
    231 Municipal Dr West Bend, WI 53095
  • Greentree Teutonia
    3744 W Greentree Rd Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209 is the location of this center.
  • Grobschmidt Senior Center
    2424 15th Ave South Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53172
  • Grobschmidt Senior Center
    2424 15th Ave South Milwaukee, WI 53172
  • Hart Park Senior Center
    7300 Chestnut St Wauwatosa, WI 53213
  • Hartford Senior Center
    730 Highland Ave Hartford, WI 53027
  • Hmong American Friendship Association
    3824 W Vliet St Milwaukee, WI 53208
  • House Of Peace Community Center
    1702 W Walnut St Milwaukee, WI 53205
  • Jackson Area Community Center
    N165 W20330 Hickory Lane Jackson, WI 53037




  • Kelly Senior Center
    6100 S Lake Dr. Cudahy, Wisconsin 53110
  • Mcgovern Park Senior Center – Part of the Milwaukee charity organization known as Hunger Task Force, Inc. Call for food and other aid.
    4500 W Custer Ave Milwaukee, WI 53218
  • Milwaukee Christian Center
    2137 W Greenfield Ave Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
  • Northcott Neighborhood House
    2460 N 6th St Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Northwest Baptist Church
    Address: 4353 N 92nd St Milwaukee, WI 53222
  • Oasis Senior Center
    2414 W Mitchell St Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
  • Project Concern Of Cudahy / St Francis
    4611 S Kirkwood Ave Cudahy, WI 53110
  • Risen Savior Lutheran Church
    9550 W Brown Deer Rd Milwaukee, WI 53224
  • Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
    5460 N 64th St. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53218
  • South Milwaukee Human Concerns
    1029 Milwaukee Ave South Milwaukee, WI 53172
  • St Hyacinth's Congregation
    1414 W Becher St Milwaukee, WI 53215
  • St James Catholic Church
    Address - 7219 S 27th St. Franklin, Wisconsin 53132
  • United Community Center - Senior Center
    1028 S 9th St Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • United Methodist Children's Service
    3910 W Lisbon Ave Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208
  • Unity Missionary Baptist Church
    3835 W Fond Du Lac Ave Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53216
  • Village Of Hales Corners
    5885 S 116th St Lower Level Hales Corners Public Library Hales Corners, WI 53130
  • Washington Park Senior Center
    Location is 4420 W Vliet St Milwaukee, WI 53208
  • Wilson Park Senior Center
    2601 W Howard Ave Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221





Interchange Food Pantry
Address is 130 East Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Call (414) 551-2184
Free groceries, paper products, toilet paper, and other goods are generally passed out a few times per week.

Milwaukee Christian Center
Center address - 2137 W Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
(414) 645-5350
Individuals of all religions and background can get food, groceries, counseling, and help. There are other church assistance programs in Milwaukee.

Sweet Communion Baptist Church Food Pantry
3765 N. 35th St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Non-perishable groceries are available from the full food pantry on site.

Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church
Location is 5505 W Lloyd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Call (414) 476-3189

Milwaukee County St. Vincent De Paul Society - St. Rita Catholic Church
Church phone number is 2318 S 61St St.
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214
Phone number - (414) 541-7515
Various pantries, clothing closets, and social programs are administered

Salvation Army food pantries
Address is 1725 South 13th Street, call (414) 384-9992
Western side of the city, dial (414) 342-9191
There are several in the county, and a couple are noted above. Everything from thrift stores for clothing to free groceries or emergency boxes of food are passed out to those that are struggling, including seniors. They may also coordinate free home delivered meals and offer Christmas assistance. Free Thansgiving turkeys are often served too.

Sherman Park Food Pantry
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Main phone number - 414-871-9440

Northcott Neighborhood House
Address is 2460 North 6th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Call (414) 372-3770
Free fruits, ingredients, vegetables, milk, canned groceries and other items are available.

Bay View Community Center
Location is 1320 East Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Assistance programs range from a free food pantry to clothing bank. There may be meals for the homeless, including at Christmas. Single moms are also major users of the center. Or get referrals to SNAP food stamps, financial aid and more.

House of Peace
Food pantry and soup kitchen at 1702 West Walnut Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205
Phone - (414) 933-1300





Friedens Community Ministries / Despensa de la Paz
Address is 1220 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 289-6030
They support people that have falling through the social safety net in Milwaukee. The charity may have emergency food, groceries, fruits, vegetables, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, gifts, clothing, and various other forms of non-financial assistance. Since they partner with social services, also get help in applying for public assistance like food stamps, summer meals, and more.

Those are just some of the centers to contact in Milwaukee. For additional locations, or referrals, call 414-931-7400. Major non-profits such as Feeding America partner with local pantries on programs such as free school lunches for children, they distribute government commodities, and help the low income and poor access free or low cost food.

By Jon McNamara

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