Urgent Food Bank Needs

Food banks are experiencing significant shortages as individuals and families are impacted by the recent changes in work and school schedules.

There are 10 food banks operated by LCMS congregations in our District (see list of locations and hours) and many of them operate with limited cash resources, depend on donated food, and rely on a small volunteer base. To help meet the rise in demand, please consider hosting a nonperishable food drive for your regional LCMS congregation-run food bank and/or local food bank(s).

  • If you would like to be a collection site for your congregation, consider your regional LCMS food bank as a recipient or contact Rev. Jonah Burakowski at (414) 464-8101 or by email and a volunteer will pick up the items and distribute them to the food banks in your region.
  • If you would like to make a monetary donation, you may do so directly to the food bank OR send it to the District Office (memo: Food Bank Support) and it will be used to support all of our food banks immediately.

Donations can be mailed to the District Office at 8100 W. Capitol Dr. in Milwaukee, WI 53222 or you can give online here. (Choose “SWD Food Bank Support” from the drop down menu.)