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"Hungry" is no way to spend childhood

Every day The Salvation Army helps cure hunger by providing nutritious meals to neighbors in need.

Each year, The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County provides more than 90,000 meals through:


In 2020, The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County provided 49,143 meals through Feed The Kids

Christmas Family Feast

Christmas Family Feast is the largest event hosted by The Salvation Army on Christmas Day in the country. In 2020, 4,000 meals were served. Read more here.

Feed The Kids

Feed The Kids is a 10-week summer meals program for children living in Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods. Read more here.

Food Pantry

The pantries will provide a two to three-day supply of emergency food to neighborhood individuals and families who are hungry.

Phone: (414) 763-9797

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesdays:  10 a.m. - Noon

This curbside pantry serves residents in the 53221 zip code

What to expect:

The food is given on the day it is requested. The food will represent breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all members of the household Those receiving food are also informed about how they can participate in supplemental food programs so they can move beyond visiting charity food pantries

Infant Needs Program

We are partnering with Hunger Task Force to support our surrounding community with Infant Needs. At this time, basic formula is provided but families in need of special formula (premature needs, dietary restrictions, etc.) can request these items.

The following items can be donated to support the infant needs program:

  • diapers
  • baby wipes

We cannot accept: car seats, strollers, changing tables, wheelchairs, walkers

Items We Need Year-round for The Salvation Army Food Pantry:

Fruits: fruits canned in own juice or 100% fruit juice

  • peaches
  • pears
  • pineapple
  • 100% fruit juice

Grains: whole-grain foods

  • brown rice
  • oatmeal
  • cereal (no sugar added)
  • multigrain pasta

Dairy: boxed, low fat milk or milk alternatives

  • skim
  • 1% milk
  • almond milk
  • soy milk

Condiments: healthy and salt-free flavors

  • salsa
  • oil
  • mustard
  • salt-free seasonings

Vegetables: low sodium, canned vegetables

  • green beans
  • tomatoes
  • corn
  • pasta sauce

Protein: lean sources of animal and plant-based protein

  • canned chicken
  • tuna
  • peanut butter
  • dried or canned beans

Snacks: healthy foods for on-the-go

  • granola
  • nuts and seeds
  • breakfast bars
  • graham crackers


*Note we are unable to take partially used, already opened packages and food expired a year or more. 


To learn about volunteer opportunities with our Food Pantry, please click here.