Ministries growing to increase impact
Ebenezer Stone Ministries is a community ministry, which was founded as a soup kitchen on the south side of Milwaukee at 35th and Scott Street (in what was Ebenezer Lutheran Church). In 2008, Ebenezer consolidated with Hales Corners Lutheran Church. Since its founding, Ebenezer’s programs have expanded to include hot meals, a food pantry, a clothing closet in partnership with Siebert grantee partner NewThreads for Hope, job readiness opportunities, and financial responsibility training. In 2021, Ebenezer opened a second location a few blocks from the church at 12th and Bruce to house a food warehouse and community meeting space. The new food distribution hub serves 27 pantries with pantry staples, including a fresh fruit program.
Primary Focus Area: Food for food-insecure families and connections to resources and pathways to stability
Lutheran Affiliation: LCMS
Location: 1127 S 35th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Funding will support:
"Food Pantry - The organization serves 7,000 people (duplicated count) with 14,000 meals each year at the Hales Corners location. Programs include distributing twice-weekly bagged lunches, hot meals, health screenings, and basic health services. The warehouse, located on Milwaukee’s southside, has 16 food pantry partners. Partners regularly meet either online or in person to coordinate deliveries and improve efficiencies. A contractual partnership with Feeding America provides food, shelving, a delivery truck, and access to expertise.
Navigators- An onsite navigator connects clients to other social services including housing, job resources, and counseling services. Additional resources will help create a more formal intake process for gathering data on community needs and to connect clients to critical resources in the community." (Submitted by Ebenezer Stone Ministries)