Volunteer & Donate
The Holy Assumption Food Pantry serves hundreds of local men, women, and children each month and relies on generous volunteers to make that happen. We need volunteers both during Food Pantry hours and on other days.
Volunteers are needed two hours before, during, and for a half hour after the Food Pantry is open. These volunteers do a little bit of everything: sorting donations, portioning bulk items, stocking (and re-stocking) available food, checking in and assisting clients, cleaning the facility, maintaining food safety, and carrying bags of food up stairs for clients.
Volunteers are also needed outside of Food Pantry hours. On Tuesday afternoons and some Wednesday morning, the Food Pantry receives a large donation that volunteers take downstairs and sort. On Thursday mornings, and especially Thursday evenings, volunteers are needed to transport and sort fresh produce donations from the West Allis Farmer's Market. Volunteers also pick up donations from local businesses as needed
If you are interested in volunteering for the Holy Assumption Food Pantry or would like more information, please contact Sharon Huizenga at 414-774-4241. We welcome volunteers from all three West Allis Catholic parishes, as well as from the community at large!
Thank you for helping us to provide food for our neighbors in need!
Please place your non-perishable food and toiletry donations in the back of the church before any mass at any of our three parishes. If you would like to make a donation outside of mass times, make a donation of fresh or frozen food, or make a large donation, such as from a business, please contact Sharon Huizenga at 414-774-4241 or the Holy Assumption parish office at 414-774-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also welcome monetary donations, which we use for items from Feeding America and to purchase items such as milk, eggs, and fresh fruit that are typically not donated in sufficient quantities. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can place an envelope with cash or a check in your collection basket, drop it off at the Holy Assumption parish office, or mail it to Holy Assumption. Please note on the envelope that it is a Holy Assumption Food Pantry donation. Please write out checks to Holy Assumption Catholic Church and note Food Pantry on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
We welcome all donations of fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food and toiletries! If you need ideas, we are always in need of the below items:
Fresh and Canned Fruit
Fresh and Canned Vegetables
Jams and Peanut Butter
Plastic Grocery Bags