Friedens continues to grow and opens a fourth location on 103rd and Fond du Lac. Zion Rock is our newest food pantry, and is open on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings.
Friedens opened a second south side food pantry location. Hope House is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Friedens opened a food pantry on the South side of Milwaukee. Despensa de la Paz, which means “Pantry of Peace” in Spanish. Despensa continues to grow, and has been open every Saturday since it’s opening.
Friedens opened it’s first food pantry in the Marcia P. Coggs Center on 12th and Vliet. The Coggs pantry has been open ever since, and continues to serve the area’s community Monday through Friday.
Friedens Community Ministries began delivering “Stock Boxes” to elderly residents. The boxes were supplied by the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
Incorporated as Friedens Inner City Ministries (a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation), the name was later changed to Friedens Community Ministries.
A system of small buses called “Elder Care” that transported the elderly to and from basic services was formed under Friedens Church. Friedens United Church of Christ began as an Evangelical and Reformed Church on Juneau Avenue near downtown Milwaukee. According to the archives at the UW-Milwaukee Library, the original Friedens Church dates back to […]
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 is so hard for her to get here. She has survived many things that would have killed others. She has serious physical ailments. She struggles with anxiety. She struggles for air. She doesn’t have two pennies to rub together. She has to financially plan in order to get three gallons of gas to join […]
More than once I’ve heard it. I’ve even heard it come out of my own mouth more than once. “Why are you doing this?” The end game is community. What are we trying to do? We are trying to restore and connect people to a healthy community where they, themselves, can get healthy. It’s true […]