Jewish Community Pantry

The Jewish Community Pantry, an effort co-sponsored by the JCC and the Women’s Division of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, seeks to provide emergency food to individuals and families in crisis throughout the greater Milwaukee community.  With a focus on connecting clients to community resources, and increasing our community’s awareness of hunger’s impact while educating on how we can alleviate that impact, the pantry is our Jewish communal response to hunger in Milwaukee.  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 of Kavod (respect.)

Located at 2930 West Center Street (Entrance on 29th St.), the Jewish Community Pantry is open each Thursday from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm, and the third Sunday of each month from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm.  Clients are served on a first come, first served basis.  The pantry maintains a general food section, 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.  For more information regarding donations, financial support, and volunteering opportunities, please contact Dorene Paley at 414-967-8217. 

To make a secure donation online, click here or send checks to: 

Attn: Dorene Paley, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Hunger Task Force prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write

USDA Director
Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410

or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

Hunger Task Force is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship or disability, or any other category protected by law. Minorities are encouraged to apply.