Thanks to donations from friends like you, we’re usually able to meet the physical needs of those who come through MRM doors right on the spot. But our shelves aren’t always full, and we could always use help restocking.

If you’d like to help (thank you!), please consult the list below for ideas of useful MRM pantry items needed year-round.

(Please note that gluten-free is not required for snacks, but will be accepted happily and just the same as regular snacks. Thank you!)

Liquids & Fresh Food
  • Fresh milk
  • Bottled water
  • Bottled juice
  • Kids’ juice
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Lunch meats
  • Vienna sausages
  • Frozen ground beef, frozen poultry
Non-Perishable Snacks /
Joy House Snack Pack Items
  • Fruit snacks
  • Cereal for kids — Cheerios, etc.
  • Cereal bars
  • Chip bags (large or individual)
  • Healthy snack cakes, cookies
  • Pop Tarts
  • Pudding Cups
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Trail mix, nuts
Other Non-Perishables
  • Canned beans (commercial size #10)
  • Canned corn (commercial size #10)
  • Canned fruit (commercial size #10)
  • Canned olives (commercial size #10)
  • Canned tomato products (commercial size #10)
  • Canned pasta
  • Ramen noodles
  • Salad dressing


If you’re able to help in providing any of the above items, you may drop them off at our Central Campus Distribution Center (fresh food and nonperishables only, please).

Our Distribution Center is open to receive food donations between Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm (CLOSED SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS).

Upon entering the parking lot off of Kilbourn Ave., veer left, drive down the ramp and make a left turn at the end of the ramp. There you will find a door on your right to the Distribution Center, where staff can assist with your donation and provide a receipt.


Donations may also be sent by mail, whether sent from your home or purchased and shipped from a store (like Target, Amazon, etc.). Please address mailed donations to:

Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Attn: Pantry
830 N 19th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233