Drop-Off Dinner or Bagged Lunches for Runaway and Homeless Youth

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Pathfinders’ Drop-In Center provides basic needs assistance and intensive case management to homeless and vulnerable youth and young adults ages 14-25. The Center provides access to food, bus tickets, hygiene products, clothing, laundry and shower facilities, as well as programs focusing on employment, education, independent living skills and social support services.

Amidst the current realities with COVID-19, we have switched the meals to be a grab-n-go style. We ask for donations of hot meals or bagged lunches for about 25 youth. Dinner donations are on Wednesday and Fridays and Lunch donations can be delivered Tuesday-Friday.



-Drop off Bagged Lunches or Lunch supplies between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM

-Pre-bag them or just bring the items and we will assemble them. Some volunteers are choosing to partner with a local restaurant

-Most volunteers have been making 25 bagged lunches and an additional 25 sandwiches for our street outreach team to hand out.

-Ideas for the lunch contents: Lunch meat, bread, cheese, condiments, Fruit cups, Chips, fruit snacks, cookies, Juices, Lunchables/Pre-packaged Sandwiches

-Cold or Hot lunches welcome!


-Hot meal delivered on a Wednesday or Friday

-Drop-off between 4:30 and 5:30 PM

-Package in separate containers or bring the meal with supplies to pack into separate to-go plates for our youth (tin foil, plates, to-go containers, etc.)

-Meal Ideas: Chicken and beef dishes, chili, pasta dishes, taco bowls, pulled chicken/sloppy joes, soul food, pizza, juice/milk/water, cookies, pre-packaged sides/small chips

-Include a few vegetarian meals, if possible (2-4)

To learn more about providing dinner for our youth or to select a date, contact Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager Lauren Domski at ldomski@pathfindersmke.org or (414) 988-6870.

You can also fill out a volunteer application here: https://www.pathfindersmke.org/volunteer-application/

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About Pathfinders



Mission Statement

Pathfinders emplowers youth in crisis to make positive life choices.


Pathfinders empowers youth and young adults by providing them with emotional support, resources for basic needs and tangible tools for a fresh start. Services include:

  • An eight bed youth shelter.
  • Counseling services.
  • A drop-in center that provides case management, job support, food, laundry and shower facilities and health and risk reduction resources.
  • An behavioral alternative public school.

Homeless & Housing


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4200 N. Holton StreetSuite 400Milwaukee, WI 53212


  • People Skills
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Dinner: Drop-off-4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Wednesday or Friday evenings. Dinner starts at 5:30 PM. Lunch drop off Tues-Fri around noon.
  • Drop-Off to Holton Street address in Milwaukee

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