Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative

Emergency Food Pantry

Veterans coming to Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative who are in crisis or transition will have year round access to supplies, food items and hygiene supplies as necessary through our Emergency Pantry Program. This fills a crucial gap for those who need immediate help but cannot access regular food bank or nutrition programs.
We also supply a housewarming basket of food to the formerly homeless veterans and their families we are moving into new living spaces, to get them started as they set up housekeeping.  In 2013 we supplied food to 613 veterans and their families.

This program is 100% community and corporate sponsored. Donations are always needed and  welcomed. Food items must be nonperishable with an emphasis on ready-to-eat (no prepwork and no or little cooking required) and not expired.

 Requested Food Items:
• Bottled water
• Can openers
• Canned chili, beef stew, soup or hash
• Single-serving pop-open dinners
• Canned or packaged tuna
• Individual servings of cereal
• Instant oatmeal
• Canned spaghetti or pasta

Requested Hygiene Supplies:
We are in need of the following items, both in travel/trial sizes, for those staying at shelters, and in
regular sizes, for those with more stable housing.

• Shampoo/Conditioner
• Toilet paper
• Razors
• Shaving cream
• Feminine hygiene products
• Toothpaste
• Dental floss
• Toothbrushes
• Deodorant
• Antibacterial soap (small containers)
• Lip balm
• Body soap
• Underwear (all sizes, for men & women)
• Socks
• Toilet paper

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