Our Response to the Coronavirus: Keeping Milwaukeeans Safe

Mar 16, 2020

The Salvation Army Milwaukee County remains committed to Doing The Most Good for our neighbors in need, especially now as we respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After taking into consideration all of the federal, state and local guidelines, our worship and community centers are making adjustments to their daily activities. See the list below for adjustments to programming. This page will be updated as changes are made.

All worship and community centers scheduled activities and worship services are SUSPENDED until May 26th. Updates will be provided after the 26th.

All thrift store operations will RESUME on Thursday, May 28th. Pick ups will resume June 10th.

Officers will be on site and buildings will be OPEN for emergency assistance such as food pantries.

For your safety through social distancing, if you would like to help The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County we are asking that you give in two ways: 

  • Mail a check to The Salvation Army, 11315 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226 and in the memo write "CV19 Help MKE"
  • Donate online 
  • Text 'MKE' to 24365

NOTE: At this time, due to state guidelines, we are unable to accept collected food donations from the public.

Helping Hands for Healthcare Heroes
Our mobile feeding truck is delivering meals to hospitals in the Milwaukee area.

  • 3/27: Canteen at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s (400 served) Press Release | Photos
  • 3/31: Canteen at Progressive Community Health Center (75 served) | Photos
  • 4/1: Canteen at Progressive Community Health Center (75 served) | Photos
  • 4/7: Canteen at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers on 20th Street (70 served) | Photos
  • 4/8: Canteen at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers on Layton Avenue (40 served) | Photos
  • 4/9: Canteen at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Waukesha (25 served) | Photos
  • 4/14: Canteen at Outreach Community Health Center on Capitol Drive (75 served) | Photos
  • 4/16: Canteen delivers meals to Milwaukee VA Hospital (400 served) | Photos
  • 4/21: Canteen delivers meals to Milwaukee VA Hospital Day 2 (1,500 served) Press ReleasePhotos

Corps Community Centers

Milwaukee County Distribution Center

  • Food Pantry Hours:
    • Monday - Friday 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Milwaukee Citadel Corps

  • Food Pantry Hours:
    • Thursday: 10 a.m. – Noon
    • Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m
  • Home League & Bible Study SUSPENDED

Milwaukee Cold Spring Corps

  • Food Pantry Hours:
    • Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - Noon
  • English Learning Classes (Mon. & Wed. 9:30 a.m. - Noon) SUSPENDED
  • School of Music (Wed. & Thurs. nights) SUSPENDED
  • Bible Studies & Worship Team practice (Thurs. nights) SUSPENDED

Milwaukee West Corps

  • Food Pantry Hours:
    • Tuesdays - Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Youth Basketball (Mondays) SUSPENDED

Oak Creek

  • Food Pantry Hours:
    • Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • All programming SUSPENDED
  • Feeding program in partnership with OCFSD still available (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday & Wednesdays.) Providing 500-600 meals per day via drive up Press Release | Photos

Monday meals will consist of:

  • Two breakfasts
  • Two "ready to eat" hot lunches

Wednesday meals will consist of:

  • Three breakfasts
  • Three "ready to eat" hot lunches
  • Distribution locations:
    • Forest Ridge Elementary, 2220 W. Drexel Rd., Oak Creek, WI
    • Oak Creek High School, 340 E. Puetz Rd., Oak Creek, WI
    • The Salvation Army Oak Creek, 8853 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek, WI
  • Mobile feeding locations:
    • Centennial Park Apartments
      11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    • The Gables at Oak Creek
      11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • Springbrook Cercle Apartments
      11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    • Country Oaks Apartments
      11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Riverwood Estates
      12 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    • Brandywood Apartments
      12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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