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Capuchin Walk for the Hungry

Thank you to over 1,400 participants who helped the Capuchins feed Milwaukee’s hungry. See you in 2020!

Friday, June 14, 2019 (6 PM)

Location: Henry Maier Festival Park Mid-Gate (Summerfest), 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (E. Chicago St. & N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.) Google Maps
New this year! Due to time/space limitations on site we’ve canceled the 5K Run. Register for the 2 Mile walk through Lakeshore State Park which includes the island offshore from the Summerfest grounds!
Register for the Capuchin Walk for the Hungry and help feed, clothe and care for those in need. St. Ben’s Community Meal serves the hungry and homeless supper 6 nights per week. The House of Peace’s Emergency Food Pantry operates one of the largest food pantries in the city. Capuchin Community Services operates both sites. We offer other services including warm clothing, blankets, bus tickets, counseling and much more.


Popular sports-talk radio host, Bill Michaels “the Big Unit” will again be emceeing the event from the Sobieski Vodka Cultural Stage. The 2-mile walk will start at 7:00 PM. Download walk route map (pdf). Everyone will enjoy their favorite route through Lakeshore State Park and onto the scenic island. Enjoy sweeping vistas, harbor views, and the city skyline. Plus you only need 5 people to form a team! Form or join a work, school, church or neighborhood team at no extra cost. Teams that register by Sunday, June 2 will receive their team name printed on the shirt sleeve.

The registration fee is $30 ($20 for children). Registration includes entrance into Polish Fest and free return to Polish Fest all weekend. Day-of-registration opens at 5 PM at the Polish Fest Main Gate. We have eliminated the 5K run due to time and space limitations.

Usinger's Famous Sausage will be donating up to one pound of product for each registered participant. Usinger’s has donated over 30,000 pounds of product since the event began in 2006! Sign up today, help feed the hungry and enjoy a relaxing walk along the lakefront at Polish Fest.


Capuchin Walk for the Hungry Sponsorship monetary commitments begins at $500. Each dollar that is underwritten by our sponsors means more direct assistance to Milwaukee’s hungry. Download our Sponsorship brochure to learn how your organization can help the Capuchins feed the hungry. Learn more

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Build A Team

Let us know how we can help you build your Capuchin Walk for the Hungry team of 5 or more members. Team members who register by Sunday, June 2 will get their team name printed on a commemorative T-shirt! Teams of 50 or more people will be able to get their packets delivered to their home. Contact: Let us know how we can help you build your team so Milwaukee's hungry will be fed! Download our Team Flyer to learn more about teams and to set up a new team.


We need volunteers for the Capuchin Walk for the Hungry on Friday, June 14, 6 PM. Sign-up to Volunteer today! Learn more about volunteering by contacting Chuck at:

Packet Pick-up 

Location: St. Ben’s old office at 924 W. State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233 (The house located in our parking lot).

Team and Volunteer:

Friday, June 7, 3pm to 6pm or Saturday, June 8, 9am to Noon

Pre-Registration and Volunteers Pick-up:

Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12, 10am to 6pm