Our four-day-a-week Emergency Food Pantry is available to residents in the 53218, 53209 and 53225 zip codes. Every Friday senior citizens from any zip code can receive a stock box, which contains a three-day supply of emergency food.
We receive bi-weekly deliveries of food from Hunger Task Force. Many local businesses and other community partners also contribute to the food pantry through food drives and donations. Funding is provided by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha Counties.
In addition to emergency food, we embrace pregnant women and their families in which we provide baby food, diapers, wipes, formula, and countless resources.
We serviced more than 3,000 people in the community. While it is unfortunate that so many people need emergency services, we are honored to provide these critical resources to our community.
Hours of Operation
Monday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday is for **Senior Stock Box Day Only**
All recipients/applicants must arrive 15 minutes prior to closing.
For more information, call 414.463.7950
**Please note. For all new Food Pantry clients you must provide the following: State issued I.D. Card, proof of residence. For all children living in the household, please provide a birth announcement/certificate or proof of medical coverage.
Poverty is a root cause for hunger throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin and America. The Silver Spring Neighborhood Center (SSNC) believes that by providing immediate relief to food insecurity while connecting participants to wraparound services, both within and outside of SSNC that participants will achieve self-sufficiency and consequently not need emergency services.
UWM Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
Community Nursing Clinic
Open since 1986, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing, Silver Spring Community Nursing Center is located inside the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center.
As a Nurse Managed Health Center, a team of community health and advanced practice nurses provide health care and health promotion services for under and uninsured people.
Services include primary health care services for WI Badgercare members in select HMOs and Straight Title 19. Screening tests for TB, hypertension, diabetes are also provided along with health education programs and health information and referral services.
Services are also provided under Wisconsin Medicaid Family Planning Only Services, Prenatal Care Coordination Program and the WI Well Woman Program for breast and cervical cancer screening. Eligibility requirements apply for these health services. Fees are required at the time of service unless covered by a specified program.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Appointments are required.
For more information or to make an appointment,
please call 414-535-0432.
In 2015 the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was named among the nation’s top universities for community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The foundation created its Community Engagement Classification to recognize colleges and universities that benefit their communities.
Literacy Services of Wisconsin
Literacy Services of Wisconsin partners with Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and Wisconsin’s FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program to provide adult education programming on the northwest side of Milwaukee. Literacy Services offers a 5.09 HSED class on-site and coordinates support services for students enrolled in English Language Learning, Adult Basic Education, and Adult Secondary Education.
Call (414) 755-3245 to schedule an enrollment appointment, which will include an interview and initial testing.