Meet Our 2015 Milwaukee Empty Bowls Recipients

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The following organizations received funds raised from our 2015 Annual Event and other fundraising activities:

Agape Community Center
Agape’s family-style dinners serve an average of 140 guests, each day, three days a week, 52 weeks a year. Almost half of those attending are children. The Community Meal is provided specifically for residents of our service area and their friends and family.  Over 250 volunteers from 20 congregations and corporations contribute their gift of time in preparing and serving meals to our neighbors.

Central City Churches
Central City Churches Outreach Ministry exists to serve Milwaukee’s hungry and homeless as well as those who need a hand up. Their Food Pantry serves people who live in zip codes 53205, 53208, 53210 and 53233 with emergency food – enough to prepare three meals for about three days and feed all members of the household. The Food Pantry is open 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday.

The Gathering
The Gathering provides ten free meals each week at three locations, 51 weeks a year, closing for one week between Christmas and New Years, and on major holidays. All meals are cooked fresh on site. Volunteers assist in meal preparation, set up, serving and clean up.

Guest House of Milwaukee
The Guest House of Milwaukee provides shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose.

Project Concern
Project Concern is a non-profit organization serving low income residents of Cudahy and St. Francis with emergency food, clothing, household items and information/referrals.

Repairers of the Breach
Rather than focusing on where the homeless sleep at night, Repairers of the Breach addresses the root causes of homelessness and builds program­ming to move marginalized people into productive, meaningful lives. True solutions to homelessness start at our daytime center, building on the principles they’ve followed since 1989. In 2013, the center provided the basics of 15,000+ warm lunches (and at least that many continental breakfasts).

Tippecanoe Church
Tippecanoe Churce is currently working to become the first Green Roof Pantry Garden in Milwaukee as part of their effort to continually green ourselves while addressing hunger in our area and offer simple work to those who need it to supplement self-esteem and financial need.