Work with your child at the Kinship Community Food Center (formerly called Riverwest Food Pantry) – an organization focused on coming together around food to relieve hunger, improve lives, and grow community well-being. While their name has changed, their mission is still the same! Your child will be immersed in an environment where they will experience their capabilities to help others and also be mentored in acts of dignity and grace by those very same people. The Kinship Community Food Center embodies their motto: In a community of generosity everyone gives and everyone receives.
You and your child will assist shoppers with registration and grocery selection, help shoppers carry bags, serve snacks to shoppers, help in the kid’s corner, and clean up. Hands-on orientation and assignments are given upon arrival.
During the summer months, much of the produce that volunteers hand out to shoppers is grown right here at Kinship’s Urban Farm. Making this farm-to-table connection with our kids helps them understand the importance of growing fruits and vegetables as a way to fight food insecurity in our community.
We will also be collecting reusable bags to donate to the pantry. Their goal is to eliminate as many plastic shopping bags as possible. If you have extra reusable bags at home, please consider bringing some with you to donate!
If your family is interested in doing additional service for Kinship, please consider donating some much-needed non-perishable items through this month’s Kinship Food Drive, Sept. 5-15.
Help to eliminate food insecurity in Milwaukee.
Kids will gain awareness and understanding of how they can help their community in need and have fun along the way!
When & Where
Tuesday, September 19th from 3:30-6 p.m.
St. Casimir’s Parish Hall
924 E. Clarke St.
The hall is located on the basement level of the school building behind Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish/St. Casimir. Volunteer entrance doors are on the west side of the building in the alley between the church and the school. On Saturday mornings we ask that volunteers find street parking (on Clarke or Weil) as the lot is reserved for shoppers
Participant Cap: 3-4 families or 10 volunteers
Age: 6 years and older
Attire: Please dress casually in closed-toe shoes and keep all your valuables at home. Wear your Kids Impact Community shirt if you have one. Masks are optional.
Cost: Free. Kinship Community Food Center does accept non-perishable food donations if your family would like to bring something to donate.
Questions: Reach out to Lizzy at [email protected] with any questions.
Cancellations: We understand that illness and emergencies can happen. If you cannot make it, please let Lizzy know at [email protected] as soon as possible so we can open up this opportunity to a family on the waitlist.
Learn more about the Kinship Community Food Center on their website: www.kinshipmke.org