Provide Food Security
Sister MacCanon Brown likes to say that "Food is our middle name."
A comprehensive study of hunger (2019) found that close to 40% of the children in Milwaukee live with food scarcity. The 53206 zip code, where MBHS is located, has the lowest income level and the highest concentration of hunger in the County. It is also one of the country's most extreme food deserts. Without transportation, 53206 residents must rely on gas stations, dollar stores, and over-priced corner stores with limited offerings. This leads to food scarcity and poor nutrition. That is why we are committed to providing fresh, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food to our guests. Through our Doorway Ministry, guests can get a full week's worth of food for a family every week.
Many guests live in small apartments or rooms or even cars, so they don't have access to a kitchen. We regularly distribute crock pots, microwave ovens, toasters and toaster ovens, and electric skillets so guests with access to electricity have a means of cooking or heating food. We also distribute pots and pans and other cookware and dishware. It is vital that guests are able to eat with dignity