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Fill out our volunteer interest form.

 

Upcoming Opportunities:
Contact Sami Stein Avner, sami@thi-milwaukee.org to sign up

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Food Justice Initiative in Action!

The Jewish community volunteers make this work possible- we invite you to do your part to help create a healthier Milwaukee! 

NEXT MEETING JUNE 21 Contact Karen Royster to learn more and help at karen@thi-milwaukee.org

Food Justice efforts have two main activities:

  1. SURPLUS HARVEST

THI volunteers go to select Farmer Markets once a week, July-October, asking vendors to donate what they cannot sell. Farmers are generally happy to share. When the market closes, volunteers pick up the produce, bag it and take it for use.

We glean from the following marketing:

  • Theinsville
  • Brown Deer
  • Shorewood
  • Riverwest
  • Fondy
  1. THE TIKKUN HA-IR CHOP SHOP

Located at Solomon Community Temple, Mondays 8:30am-3pm

On Mondays, THI volunteers work with inmates from the Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center to wash, chop and cook vegetables to provide meals for shelters and day programs serving people in crisis. The challenge is to prepare healthy foods that are tasty to the fast food palate, especially among children.  The Chop Shop specializes in bakery – beet brownies, zucchini muffins, carrot cake, etc. Also, the Chop Shop team makes salads, pickles, spaghetti sauce, fried eggplant and lasagna. The prepared food is delivered to a range of groups:

Hope House, Meta House, Sojourner Peace Center, Grand Avenue Club, Repairers of the Breach, House of Peace, Salvation Army.

 


Tikkun Ha-Ir Ongoing Efforts:

 Monthly Meals at Cathedral Center

  • Do you like to cook? Prepare food at home and help us serve every first Monday of the month to families and women at the Cathedral Center, a non-sectarian homeless shelter. Contact Robin Benedon at 414-333-7093

 Community-Wide Social Action Programs- contact Sami to learn more


Join a Committee

We run programs throughout the year and are always look for help. If you have an expertise you want to share, please fill out our volunteer interest form to tell us more about you.

Contact Sami at sami@thi-milwaukee.org or 414-501- 3618 for more information.


For all upcoming programs and activities, please consult our calendar.