St. Martin de Porres Food Pantry

St. Martin de Porres Food Pantry

Through our partnership with the St. Martin de Porres Food Pantry, we endeavor to grow together with fellow Catholics sharing our gifts and needs, both similar and different. In doing so we hope to build a bridge between our neighborhood and St. Martin’s neighborhood. St. Martin is located at 2nd and Burleigh in Milwaukee.


Thank you to all who help keep the shelves of St. Martin de Porres’ Food Pantry stocked! Items like those on the shopping list are needed throughout the year. Please bring them to the baskets in church marked “Share-A-Meal.”

Suggested Shopping List

  • canned ravioli
  • canned vegetables: carrots, corn, greens, beets, three bean salad, sweet potatoes, etc.
  • pasta and pasta sauce
  • macaroni and cheese
  • hamburger helper or tuna helper
  • canned tuna
  • crackers
  • stuffing
  • rice and rice mixes
  • canned soups of all kinds
  • canned stew
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • canned fruit, apple sauce
  • oatmeal or grits
  • healthy breakfast cereal
  • canned chili, canned beans
  • canned pork & beans
  • biscuit mix, pancake mix
  • jello

Additional suggestions may be found here or here.


St. Martin de Porres’ Food Pantry is located near 2nd and Burleigh in Milwaukee. Milwaukee’s child poverty rate ranks fourth highest in the nation, 41.3%. Throughout the US, 37 million Americans have to make hard choices between food, health care, heat, and rent. To help alleviate the pain of poverty, St. Robert co-sponsors St. Martin de Porres Parish’s Food Pantry, which serves on average 36 families each week. You can find out more about the St. Martin de Porres food pantry, and the Parish itself, on their website.

Volunteer at the Pantry!

The number of pantry clients has increased, and that means there is an increased need for volunteers. Pantry volunteers are needed on Monday 3:00-4:30 p.m., Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m., and Saturday 10:00-11:30 a.m. Please call St. Martin’s Parish Office at 414-372-3090.

Got a Used Stove?

If you are purchasing a new stove and would like to donate your gently-used gas stove, please contact St. Martin de Porres Parish at (414) 372-3090. Please note that it make take several days for the stove to be picked up. Thank you.

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