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 year, it has frozen hot dogs.
Fewer donations of food and money and more requests for help have put an unusual strain on city food pantries as they approach the holiday season this year, pantry coordinators said Monday”
“We used to give turkey meat, but this year we don’t have the donations or the funds,” said Joanna Duncan, supervisor of Friedens Food Pantry, 1449 N. 24th St.
“Friedens serves about 1,000 hungry people, and turns away about 300 others each month, Duncan said.
“Michael Obinger, resource developer with the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee, said the task force noticed 11% increase in the number of people using food pantries during 1988. Obinger also said food pantry workers recently had reported a drop in donations from 1987.”