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Capuchin Community Services can help with food for your pantry at home, providing a hot meal at St. Ben’s, clothing, legal aid, wellness clinic, help with ID, street court, eyeglass clinic and much more.

Meal Program

You can get a free meal six nights per week at St. Ben’s located at 930 West State Street between 9th and 10th Streets. No ID required and no questions asked.

How to get a meal
A man is seated at a table enjoying a meal at St. Ben's Community Meal.
Armondo Diaz working in the House of Peace food pantry.

Food Pantry

Need food to take home to your own kitchen? The House of Peace provides food boxes, milk and dairy and fresh bread.

Get food from the House of Peace

Clothes closet

You can get free clothes for men, women, boys and girls at the House of Peace clothes closet. We also have some shoes, household items and toys available.

Find out more about the clothes closet
A woman browses the racks at the House of Peace clothes closet.
A 2019 photograph of the women's area of the St. Ben's Winter Warming Center. Cots are set up in the gathering space of St. Ben's.

Winter Warming Center

At the St. Ben’s Winter Warming Center, Capuchin Community Services operates the largest seasonal warming center in Milwaukee, with space for 40 men and 20 women.

Learn more about the St. Ben’s Winter Warming Center

Other Services

Free barbershop, laundry, shower program, community court and more. Capuchin Community Services offers much more than food.

Discover additional services
Br. Jose Vera, OFM Cap. cuts the hair of a guest at the Capuchin Community Services barber shop.
Close-up photo of Miss Linda Barnes, assistant director, the House of Peace.

Social Workers

Capuchin Community Services offers access to social workers to empower guests and help address root causes of poverty.

Learn more about social workers

Holiday Food Box

At Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, you can sign up to get a box filled with free food, plus a donated turkey or ham for you and your family. Parishes, families and organizations can sign up to fill holiday food boxes and corporate sponsors can participate through sponsorship.

Learn more about the holiday food box drive
A volunteer packs a holiday food box at Thanksgiving.
A volunteer at the Marquette University Legal Clinic advises a guest on legal matters.

Marquette University Legal Clinic

Law students and volunteer attorneys can help you with information and advice on non-criminal matters, like family law, collections and landlord-tenant disputes.

Find out how the Marquette University Legal Clinic can help you

Spiritual Care

Capuchin Community Service is a ministry of the Capuchin Franciscan friars. Guided by the example of St. Francis of Assisi and the Gospel of Jesus, the friars are always there to pray and provide spiritual care for those who seek it. We never proselytize or force religion on those who visit or work with us.

Learn more about spiritual care offered by the Capuchins
Fr. Mike Bertram, OFM Cap. offers Mass for donor intentions at the St. Anthony Chapel at St. Ben's Community Meal.
A UWM nurse takes Br. Jerry Smith's blood pressure.

Health Care

You can get a free wellness checkup and other services through UWM College of Nursing at the House of Peace and through the Ascension St. Ben’s Clinic.

Find out how to get health care

Frequently Asked Questions

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A member of the Capuchin Community Services staff washes trays at St. Ben's Community Meal.