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St. Ben’s Community Meal is at 930 W State St, Milwaukee.

We have hot food for you five nights weekly. You can come on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. On Friday, we have food in bags for you. Grown-ups should bring something that shows who they are. Grown-ups should come with kids.

We check everyone with a metal scanner to make sure everyone is safe. Dinner starts at 5:15 in the evening and ends at 6:30. You can come and wait in the room all afternoon. We have a big TV, other help for you, and a place for the kids to play. You can get the food in bags on Friday from 1 in the afternoon until 4 in the afternoon.

About the meal

Close-up photo of a volunteer handing a banana to a guest at St. Ben's Community Meal.


The dinner menu changes nightly and is prepared by a different sponsor group from around the area.

Safety protocols

For the safety of all guests, volunteers and staff, there are metal detectors at the front door. Weapons are not allowed inside. Capuchin brothers, staff and security guards are around to help keep everyone safe.

Visiting groups

We sometimes have people from the Milwaukee Continuum of Care, Health Department or other organizations to help you. There are student and volunteer musicians who sometimes come to play music during dinner. Sometimes a photographer from St. Ben’s is taking pictures for the website or for Facebook. Our staff will ask before taking pictures, but please let us know if you don’t want to have your picture taken.

Where to find us

930 W. State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

(414) 271-0135

Arriving by public transportation


St. Ben’s is served by MCTS routes 31, 12, 34, 80, 33, 30, the Blue Line and the Connect 1 Bus Rapid Transit.

  • We are one block from a Route 31 bus stop at Highland and 10th Street.
  • We are two blocks from the a Route 12 and a Blue Line stop at State and 12th Street.
  • We are three blocks from a Route 33 bus stop at Winnebago and 9th Street.
  • We are three-and-a-half blocks from a Route 34 and a Route 80 bus stop at State and 6th Street.
  • We are three-and-a-half blocks from a Connect 1 BRT stop and a Route 30 bus stop at Wisconsin and 9th Street.
  • There are additional MCTS routes a little further away from St. Ben’s.

Check MCTS or other official sources for the most up-to-date transit information.

Intercity public transportation

We are a seven-minute walk from the Greyhound and Amtrak Milwaukee Intermodal Station on St. Paul Avenue and 5th Street.

Other transportation

The nearest Bublr Bikes stations are at Juneau between 9th and 10th Streets and at Kilbourn and 12th Street.

The Hop streetcar is about an 8-minute walk from St. Ben’s.