The Gathering is a local nonprofit hunger-relief organization focused primarily on feeding Milwaukee’s hungry and homeless. The Community Meal Programs serve between 80,000-90,000 free meals annually and needs 1,500-2,000 volunteers every year! They also offer assistance with mental health, basic medical and legal issues, along with street supply distributions.
FPLC member Joe Graf has been volunteering at The Gathering for over 30 years! He started bringing his kids to serve meals and then got a group of friends together to form a cooking team. With 30 + years of serving and cooking experience--he's been on their Board--at The Gathering, he has seen hundreds (or more!) FPLC volunteers pitch in to feed our hungry and homeless neighbors.
Due to COVID, The Gathering has changed to a "to go" style format. Each date can accomodate 5 FPLC volunteers who will help prepare, package and distribute lunches. There is plenty of social distancing, masks are required, temperatures are taken and meal guests do not come into the building.
FPLC dates for Spring 2021 have gone quickly, so check back periodically for any last minute openings. You are welcome to sign up for other dates The Gathering offers, not just the FPLC dates. Click "The Gathering Home Page" button on this page to register for non-FPLC dates through their website.