Emergency Food Pantry
We feed the hungry in times of need
Our pantry is open five days a week and provides relief when food is needed most.
Preserving the right to adequate food
Having enough to eat is a basic human necessity. We provide emergency food supplies and connections to community-based resources to assist the hungry in our community during times of crisis.
People also have a right to their dignity. That’s why we operate as a Choice Pantry. This means families can select culturally appropriate food that best meets their needs, which minimizes waste and contributes to a more compassionate atmosphere. As evidence of our effectiveness, the Hunger Task Force repeatedly awards our pantry with its highest rating.
“The things that the people at the MCC do matter so much. I’m so thankful for their help.”
– Sheila, Emergency Food Pantry recipient
Hunger has a cure.
We all know what it is. Please help us in alleviating hunger with your donation. A gift of $50 will ensure a family of five stays fed for three to five days.
Milwaukee Christian Center Emergency Food Pantry
We annually serve more than 12,000 people living on Milwaukee’s south side. Clients receive a three to five day supply of food and pantry staples. Families with infants receive supplies of diapers and infant formula.
We also offer seniors stock boxes filled with commodity foods to provide additional food security.
807 South 14th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Zip Code: 53204
Monday-Thursday: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Emergency Food Pantry Qualifications:
- Food pantry services are for emergencies only
- Clients must live within our pantry serving area
- Clients can use the pantry once every 30 days
- Clients must have all of the following:
- Photo ID
- Proof of current address
- Proof of family size (ID, SS Card, Forward Card, or similar identification)
- Child’s birth certificate, vaccine record or foot prints from hospital to verify age, for infant formula
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Commodity Box distribution hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Seniors 60 and older
- All recipients must be low income and show proof of Milwaukee County residency
MyPlate Milwaukee Christian Center Emergency Food Pantry incorporates the Hunger Task Force MyPlate food model. Showcasing the five main food groups, MyPlate encourages people to eat healthy, by choosing the right types and amounts of food to eat. MCC is committed to the health and well-being of the people we serve. We encourage donations based on this food model.