Jewish Community Pantry

The Jewish Community's Response to Hunger in Milwaukee

Located at 2900 West Center Street • Serving the Amani & Metcalfe Park Neighborhoods

Entrance is on 29th street

Pantry Hours:

Thursdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

3rd & 4th Sunday of each month 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Donations of non-perishable food items, diapers, and more can be dropped off at the JCC.

The Jewish Community Pantry, an effort co-sponsored by the JCC and the Women’s Philanthropy 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.)

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, provider of free and local food.  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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, dis ability, sex, gender, identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities).

If you wish to file a Civil Rights Program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Director, Office of Adjudication

1400 Independence Ave, S.W.

Washington, DC 20250-9410

202-690-7442 (Fax) or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at 800-221-5689 which is also in Spanish, or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State) found online at

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.