The Jewish response to community hunger

It’s our goal to close the Jewish Community Pantry. But we’ll only do that when there’s no more hunger.

The Jewish Community Pantry provides emergency food to individuals and families in crisis throughout the greater Milwaukee community. Connecting guests to community resources, while increasing our community’s awareness of hunger’s impact and working to alleviate its impact, the Pantry is our Jewish communal response to hunger in Milwaukee.

We can do something, so we do.

The Jewish Community Pantry reflects our commitment to the values of Tzedakah (justice) and Tikkun Olam (repair the world) and to serving community members in need with Kavod (respect).

Guests are served on a first-come, first-served basis. The pantry maintains a general food section, an infant section, and a Kosher section. Identification is required for all visits.

The Jewish Community Pantry is supported by the Emergency Pantry Network of the Hunger Task Force, a provider of free and local food. Join the Pantry Facebook Group.

Pantry Hours:
Tuesdays | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursdays | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mailing Address for donations 6255 N Santa Monica Blvd, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217 | DONATE NOW | Pantry Located at 2900 W Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53210 (entrance on 29th Street)

Pantry Volunteers Needed

We are seeking food pantry volunteers to help unload deliveries, pack bags of food, interview guests, stock shelves, and assist with our guest-choice food allocation process. The Jewish Community Pantry serves families in Milwaukee zip codes 53210 and 53216, and anyone else experiencing a food emergency.

Seeking a volunteer opportunity in Milwaukee? Volunteer with the Jewish Community Pantry!
All volunteers are required to complete a background check.
Questions? Contact Laura Slatky-Verkuilen, Pantry Coordinator.

Questions about the Jewish Community Pantry?

Contact Heidi Gould, Pantry Director, at 414-967-8353.

View the Jewish Community Pantry story here:

"Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) is very important in our family, and the Jewish Community Pantry exemplifies this concept by helping not only our Jewish community, but so many communities around us. We feel that it is necessary to support organizations that can help a diverse group and the Jewish Community Pantry does just that. It plays a vital role in the lives of so many."

Carrie & David Steinberger


You can make a difference

It takes a community to run a community pantry. Together we can partner to build a healthier Milwaukee.


Want to get involved? Make a difference? Bring your values to life? Volunteer today at the Jewish Community Pantry, or throughout the JCC areas of service.

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Every dollar helps - and goes directly into feeding those in need with dignity and respect. Make a contribution to the Pantry today.

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Community Partners

We don't do it alone - and wouldn't want to. Learn more about the Community Partners who help bring the JCC mission to life.

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