The Tosa Food Pantry collects, warehouses and distributes food to low-income families in the Wauwatosa area on an emergency need basis. There is no discrimination as to income, sex, race or ethnic origin. The Pantry shares excess food with other social agencies of similar purpose in the greater Milwaukee area. We provide information on other resources available throughout the community. We are members of the Hunger Task Force Emergency Pantry Network.
The Pantry is always in need of non-perishable food items such as:
* Canned Fruits
* Canned Vegetables
* Canned Soups
* Canned Protein Items (Spam, Tuna, Beef Stew)
* Peanut Butter and Jelly
* Toiletries: Bar Soap, Toothpaste, Facial Tissue, Toilet Tissue
* Baby Items
The pantry cannot accept outdated items, damaged or home canned food items. Such items will be discarded.
Food donations may be brought to the pantry during the hours of operation: Monday 1:00 to 3:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 to 11:00 AM.
Cash or check donations may be mailed to the pantry in care of St. Bernard Church. Checks should be made out to Tosa Community Food Pantry.
Eligibility to Use Pantry
- Residents of zip codes: 53213, 53222, 53225, 53226
- Member of supporting churches or any Wauwatosa Church
- Photo identification
- Current utility bill with date and address
- Social Security Card for each member of the family
Citizens select their desired food and pack the food in bags, distributed according to family size. Clients who arrive too late for normal service will be offered the choice of an emergency bag or returning to the pantry at the next regular business hours.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Hamill or Carol Wehrley. To do so please leave your name at the St. Bernard Parish office and we will pass on your name.