The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County Opens New Food Pantry

Mar 17, 2020

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The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County Opens New Food Pantry

MILWAUKEE - The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County has opened its fifth food pantry in the county.

The "Choice Food Pantry", located at 5880 N 60th St., will give clients the opportunity to pick their own food from the shelves. It will be open on:

  • Mondays from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from  12:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3 p.m.
  • Fridays from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 3 p.m.

As of Tuesday, March 17, the hours will remain the same, however the pantry has prepared pre-packaged family food boxes amid the COVID-19 crisis. 

"The pantry will serve residents living in Milwaukee's 53218, 53224 and 53225 zip codes," said Donna Khanthavong, Pantry Coordinator. "We've been serving this neighborhood with various seasonal programs, and the opening of this food pantry will allow consistent access to meet the food needs of the individuals and families in the surrounding neighborhood."

Recipients must provide IDs for all the adults in the household, a current piece of mail, and proof of children (birth certificate, immunization record, school record, a notice of decision from the state).

"To keep the shelves stocked, we will receive food from the Hunger Task Force, as well as from food drives and individual donations," Khanthavong said. "We will also purchase food from Feeding America, Walmart, Sam's Club, and Woodman's."

Monetary and food donations will be accepted at the Distribution Center, at 5880 N 60th St., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find more information about items to donate here.

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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org).


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