Kinship Community Food Center (Formerly known as Riverwest Food Pantry)
924 E. Clarke St., Milwaukee, WI, 53212
(414) 301-1478 | kinshipmke.org
Facebook: facebook.com/kinshipmke | Twitter: @kinshipmke
Year founded: 1979, became a 501(c)(3) in 2013
Mission statement: Kinship Community Food Center engages volunteers and neighborhood residents to end hunger, isolation and poverty. Our innovative programs nourish food security and wellness, foster belonging and community engagement, and empower stability and economic prosperity in our city.
Primary focus of your nonprofit organization: To gather around food to create and establish community.
Other focuses of your nonprofit organization:
- To use food as an entry point into people’s lives.
- To engage others in transformative relationships.
- To change all our lives.
- Number of employees at this location: 10 employees, 11 interns
Key donors or sources of philanthropic income:
- 77% - individuals
- 12% - foundations
- 7% - corporations
- 2% - organizations
- 1% - government
- 1% - parish
Leadership: Vincent Noth, executive director; Wayne Breitbarth, managing director; Caitlin Cullen, food center director; Jennifer Mehr, advancement director
Board of directors: Ellen Bartel, board president; Paul Burgoyne, vice president; Tracy Meeks, treasurer; James Hegarty, secretary; David Bourne; Jacquelin Coby-Beaver; Lori Craig; Nicholas Fallucca; Chad Griesel; Berent Kowarick; Melinda Krueger; Bill Michaels; Eugene Nelson
Is your organization actively seeking board members for the upcoming term? Yes.
Ways the business community can help your nonprofit:
- Volunteer at our food center or urban farm.
- Food and resources drives: We offer both virtual and traditional opportunities to host a drive.
- Community transformation talks: We offer immersive learning experiences that cover the systemic issues facing our city.