Just One More Ministry is an intermediary between food donors and partner recipients such as local food pantries, meal sites, and individuals. Food donations include already prepared foods, meat, produce, dairy, and shelf-stable pantry items. This “rescued food” is redistributed to 73 community partners in Milwaukee County including 11 Lutheran churches and Serenity Inns. In addition, Just One More distributed 135,000 meals directly to people through Mobile Meals Outreach at nine locations in the city of Milwaukee through August 2021. In 2020, JOMM rescued and redistributed over 2.8 million pounds of food to provide about 12,000 meals each week.
Primary Focus: Food for food-insecure families
Lutheran Affiliation: ELCA
Operating Budget: $480,400
Programs: Just One More occupies a 24,000 square-foot facility, which includes a warehouse, loading dock, several walk-in coolers, walk-in freezer, offices, and a chapel. Community partners pick up food at scheduled times each week and then distribute it through their food pantries and/or meal programs.
In response to the closure of several local food pantries in 2020, Just One More expanded Mobile Meals Outreach to provide prepared meals and food boxes directly to people who cannot get to a food pantry or who do not have the means to store food. Each week JOMM delivers meals to nine different locations that Just One More has identified as underserved areas in the City of Milwaukee.
Who is Served: In the report, "Indicators Related to Poverty in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Waukesha," prepared for Siebert by Data You Can Use in November 2020, 29% of children in Milwaukee County live in poverty. Per a 2020 United Way report, 44% of households in Milwaukee County either live in poverty or earn more than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living for the county (referred to United Way as the "ALICE Threshold"). Food assistance from JOMM is critical to people in Milwaukee County who struggle to afford food.
Location: 4180 North Lydell Avenue, Glendale, WI 53212