The Gathering is a community meal program located in inner-city Milwaukee that provides 10 free hot meals each week at three locations, 51 weeks a year, closing for one week between Christmas and New Year’s, and on major holidays. All meals are cooked fresh on site. Volunteers assist in meal preparation, set up, serving and cleanup.
The Gathering began in 1982 under the direction of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee and from the vision of Fr. Michael Stolpman, and is now an independent nonprofit organization. The mission of The Gathering is to provide meals and associated services or programs to those who would otherwise go hungry or without. They respect the dignity and values of every individual served and value their volunteers who allow them to serve the community.