By Rachel Kubik, OnMilwaukee contributor   Published Jan 28, 2019 at 1:01 PM

Thankfully, with the newly announced deal to reopen the government, those under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps 38 million people as one of America's largest safety net programs, have less to fear.

But if the government shuts down again – either later this year or further in the future – many people could be without food. If you, your family, friends or someone else you know ends up in this situation – whether because of a government shutdown or just because of an unfortunate turn in life – the food pantries in greater Milwaukee are here to help with meals. Here’s a list of nearby food pantries.

Central City Churches Outreach Ministry
3022 W. Wisconsin Ave.
(414) 342-1522

Despensa De La Paz Food Pantry (Friedens Community Ministries)
1615 S 22nd St.
Open: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin - Milwaukee
1700 W Fond Du Lac Ave.
(414) 931-7400
Open: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friedens Community Ministries (Coggs Food Pantry)
1220 W. Vliet St.
(414) 289-6030
Open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
County or Counties Served: Milwaukee

Good Samaritan Outreach Center
5924 W. Burnham St.
(414) 541-7668

Good Shepherd Trinity Gathering Space
3302 N. Sherman Blvd.
(414) 871-9440
Open: The second and fifth Tuesday of the month, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Requirements: Bring an ID for every member of the family.
County or Counties Served: Milwaukee

House of Peace
1702 W. Walnut St.
(414) 933-1300
Open: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m.

Hope House Food Pantry (Friedens Community Ministries)
209 W. Orchard St.
Open: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon

Hunger Task Force
201 S. Hawley Ct.
(414) 777-0483

130 E. Juneau Ave.
(414) 276-4108
Open: Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Jewish Community Pantry
2900 W. Center St.
(414) 252-2241
Open: Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Menomonee Falls Food Pantry
N85 W15382 Menomonee River Pkwy., Menomonee Falls
(262) 251-6848
Open: Tuesday and Thursday, noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Serving: Lannon, Colgate, Hubertus, Richfield, Butler, Brookfield, Germantown and Menomonee Falls. 
To register for the Food Pantry, please bring two forms of valid ID.

Milwaukee Christian Center
807 S. 14th St.
(414) 645-5350

Muskego Food Pantry
S81 W19150, Apollo Dr., Muskego
(262) 679-6448
Open: Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., as well as first and third Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
County or Counties Served: Waukesha

Mt. Vernon Family Community Center
2345 N. 18th St.
(414) 264-4430

Project Concern of Cudahy - St. Francis
3658 E. Plankinton Ave., Cudahy
(414) 744-0645
Open: Monday, 9 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon; and the first Saturday of the month, 9-11 a.m.
County or Counties Served: Milwaukee
Area covered: Cudahy and St. Francis

Riverwest Food Pantry
1250 E Burleigh St., Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
924 E Clarke St., Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
(414) 301-1478

St. Benedict the Moor
1015 N. 9th St.
(414) 271-0135

St. James Catholic Church Food Pantry
7219 S. 27th St., Franklin
(414) 761-0480
Open: Friday 9-11 a.m., as well as the first and third Friday of each month, 4-6 p.m.
County or Counties Served: Milwaukee

Sussex Food Pantry - Resource Center and Food Pantry
N64 W23760 Main St. Sussex
(262) 246-9860
Open: Monday, 5:30-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Please present proof of residency and a picture ID upon entry.
County or Counties Served: Waukesha

United Methodist Children's Services
3940 W. Lisbon Ave.
(414) 344-1818

Village Church
130 E. Juneau Ave.
(414) 273-7617