Emergency Food Pantry
In 2008, MCC's Emergency Food Pantry, located at 2137 W. Greenfield, provided food staples to 5,184 individuals who live on Milwaukee's south side. It also provided struggling mothers with diapers and formula for their infants and supplemental commodity boxes to targeted elderly and eligible mothers with children.
Motivated by concern for the poor, MCC's Emergency Food Pantry addresses the emergency needs of very low income individuals and families by:
- providing a three to five day supply of emergency food;
- offering a basic needs assessment to individuals and families in the most distressing circumstances;
- providing culturally appropriate food to Hmong, Lao, and Latino families;
- providing service in Spanish, Hmong, and Laotian languages; and
- offering a commodity supplemental food program to qualifying individuals and families.
- Services are provided for emergencies only
- Client must live within pantry serving area
- Pantry may be used no more than every 30 days
- Client must have a photo ID
- Client must have proof of current address
- Proof of family size is needed: ID, social security card, forward card, etc.
- A current WIC book or birth certificate is required for infant formula
Pantry Serving Area:
West of 16th Street; East of 43rd Street
South of Pierce Street; North of College Avenue
Food Pantry Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
(Tuesdays & Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon)
The following individuals are eligible to receive a CSFP food box. All must be low income and show proof of Milwaukee county residency.
- Seniors age 60 and older
- 5 year old children (eligibility ceases once the child turns 6 years old)
- Post-partum women with infants between 6 and 12 months old (eligibility ceases once the child turns a year old)
Commodity boxes are distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
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