Host a Food Drive

Hosting a food drive is a great way to get involved in your community!

Friedens Community Ministries, Inc. is a network of food pantries building communities of peace throughout Milwaukee. We believe that a dependable supply of food is a means of bringing hope and dignity to our community.

If you or a group you represent want to host a drive, we are here to help! If you would like to set up your next food drive, email our Operations Manager at or contact us through the contact form farther down the page.

"Virtual Drives!"

Stretch your dollar...

Did you know that $5 dollars donated to Friedens feeds could feed 1 person for 5 days? Consider maximizing your impact by encouraging your family and friends to donate to our general operating fund. Hosting a “virtual drive” is a fun way to give back!

Food Drive Drop-off Information

Find a location nearest to you!

Friedens Community Ministries has locations across Milwaukee.  Pantry hours vary based on location, so please see our locations page for more information about which one will work best for you.

Donation Guidelines

For safety reasons we cannot accept some forms of donation

We are always grateful for the support of our community and the many forms that support takes. Not all gifts can be accepted, though. When giving to Friedens Community Ministries, please follow these guidelines.  If you have any questions about giving to Friedens, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are always happy to help!

  • Hot, catered, or cooked leftovers
  • Food that is expired
  • Food containers that are opened
  • Cribs, strollers, playpens, car seats, and other infant equipment
  • Clothing
  • Furniture and luggage
  • Medication – both prescription and over the counter
  • Non-standard infant formula – including prescription-only, premature infants, lactose free, and added rice formulas
  • Stuffed animals
  • Bedding-pillows, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bags
  • Household items such as kitchen supplies, appliances, decorations, etc.,

Drive Contact Form

If you or your group is interested in hosting a food drive — or in collecting financial donations during a food drive — we are happy to help you make it a success. Please keep in mind that we can only accept unopened, unexpired food items. Please contact us to schedule your food drive today!

Friedens Wishlists

For our pantry: 

Large cases of shelf stable items (like those available at Costco) are especially valuable to us during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned protein
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Oatmeal

For our programs:

  • Printing services
  • Office supplies
  • Carpentry
  • IT services
  • Handyman services
  • Gasoline cards
  • New and gently used computers
  • Cleaning supplies

For our clients:

  • Bus tickets
  • Dental services
  • Condoms
  • Vision services
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Incontinence products

For questions or help getting started, call our office at 414-289-6030!

Friedens Food Pantries exists because of the support of our neighbors

With multiple food distribution programs distributing more than 1.3 million pounds of food to our neighbors each year, as well as wrap-around support that helps clients achieve a sense of belonging and empowerment, Friedens Food Pantries aims to end hunger and create a safe space for all. Make your impact today!