St Ben's Community Meal has relied heavily on volunteers over the past 35 years. There are many ways to help us.

We welcome volunteers and donors. To the left of this screen please follow the navigation to learn more on how you can help St Ben's, or call Br Dave Schwab at 414-271-0135 x15, or email him at

Spring Cleaning and Wedding Bells

In the past St Ben’s Meal has taken a week off in the spring and fall to allow the staff time to do a thorough cleaning of the Meal Hall and kitchen. This year the staff has decided to discontinue this practice, in order to not disrupt the meals and service to the hungry and homeless guests. Instead, we are turning to volunteers to make sure that we have clean areas for this service.
Toward this end we were blessed with two service groups recently. In spring a group of Marquette University students worked to clean all of the tables and chairs, plus the kitchen area. They did this as part of “Hunger Clean-up” and did a wonderful job!

Then a former Cap Corps volunteer, Katherine Valentyn, and her fiancé, John Jones, came with their family to wash all of the windows in our friary and administration areas. This service replaced the traditional “wedding shower” and was an outstanding contribution to St Ben’s.
We welcome other groups who want to enhance our space, while helping us keep the flow of meals going for our guests. Blessings on our “hands on” volunteers who made our space sparkle!