Echelon Milwaukee To Host 7th Annual 'Dinner in the Alley’

Aug 9, 2023

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Echelon Milwaukee To Host 7th Annual 'Dinner in the Alley’
Tickets to this summer’s most meaningful meal on sale now

MILWAUKEE – Echelon Milwaukee, The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County’s young professional group, will host its seventh annual Dinner in the Alley (DIA) this August. The event, which aims to bring awareness and support to Milwaukee’s homeless population, will take place on Saturday, August 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. along the Milwaukee River outside the Marcus Performing Arts Center.

With the purchase of a ticket, guests will enjoy an outdoor dinner, drinks, and entertainment in a unique environment on the Milwaukee Riverwalk. Communal tables and a family-style dinner will allow guests to foster community and engage in meaningful discussion on combating the devastating issue of homelessness in Milwaukee County.

"It is an evening to give back to the community that has given us all so much,” said Echelon Milwaukee President Joe Obligato. Former President Brandon Tschacher added, “At the end of the day, Echelon members are here to work to accomplish a lofty goal, ending homelessness in Milwaukee.”

Ticket prices include food from the renowned Sazama’s catering, along with beverages. Happy hour kicks off at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and cheer. Guests must be 21+ to enter.

Dinner in the Alley would not be possible without sponsorship from the Marcus Corporation and Molson Coors.

Tickets and information are available online at


About Echelon
As a local chapter of the National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army, Echelon Milwaukee is a community of 50 diverse young professionals collectively serving The Salvation Army in Milwaukee County. Echelon Milwaukee has a vision to end homelessness in Milwaukee through its support of The Salvation Army. Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation of Salvation Army volunteers and supporters by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through fellowship, networking, professional development, fundraising, volunteering and service to others. To learn more,

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide.

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