Setting and striving to achieve goals moves us forward as a community. Our organization strives to “Build Ladders of Peace” in each of our four communities where we have a presence. We do this by providing families and individuals with three to five days of food. We are more than food though — anyone can […]
Thank you Walmart Foundation for the very generous $30,000 grant that you provided Friedens Community Ministries! Your support allows us to strengthen our network of 4 food pantries, which provided 5 days of food to 50,000 individuals in 2016.
While we have enjoyed a few days of warmer weather, Kent volunteered at Coggs Food Pantry right before Christmas while visiting family in WI. Read what he wrote below: “Being poor is not easy in the winter in Milwaukee. Getting around is difficult. You can’t ride your bike. The sidewalks are treacherous or impassable. Cars […]
We have to get creative to solve hunger… and that is exactly what Marquette University and Near West Side Partners, Inc. are attempting to do with the ‘Grocery Challenge’ – an effort to bring a grocery store to a food desert. One of our own board members, Dr Christopher Simenz, is helping lead this community […]
Read about how the University of Milwaukee’s Baseball team came to volunteer at Hope House: “Members of the Milwaukee baseball team and coaching staff recently volunteered their time and service at the Hope House here in Milwaukee. The Panthers helped out in the food pantry this past Thursday, one of many services offered by Hope […]
As I stand in the midst of our community on a busy opening, I hear six different languages being spoken: Spanish, Thai, Chin, Korean, Somali, and English. Amidst the cacophony of joyous noise, there are hugs, and smiles, and refreshments made and offered in love. Today, Despensa smells of peace on earth, goodwill among people.
Back in 1988, on November 22nd, Friedens was featured for the one of the first times in the press. Read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about us below. We’ve been building ladders of peace since 1978! “Since 1982, Friedens Food Pantry has given away fresh turkey meat to needy families during the holiday season. This […]
The Prince of Peace School/ Escuela Principe de Paz is a Catholic school committed to serving the students and families on the near south side of Milwaukee. Their vision is to empower the whole child in preparation for a life in an ever-changing world. Service is a central component to the school’s mission and vision. Prince […]
I hadn’t seen him in awhile. He came in, today, and walked straight up to me. The look on his face told me he hadn’t just come for food. He had news. Bad news. The stooped shoulders and lost look in his eyes told be that what he was going to relate was more than […]
“It’s no secret that Milwaukee is spotted with food deserts struggling to find fresh, healthy food on a daily basis. But, what some have coined as the ‘Urban Agriculture Movement’ is making strides to shrink those deserts. Rather than depending on grocery stores to supply what they need, Milwaukee residents are taking it upon themselves […]