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Helping those in need in Kenosha

About Grace Welcome Center

Why We're Here

Many economically disadvantaged and low income residents in Kenosha, Wisconsin rely on Grace Welcome Center's food pantry, hot breakfast and shower program, and clothing and hygiene services. Grace Welcome Center is located in the lower level of Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140.

Grace Welcome Center has blossomed into the second largest food pantry in Kenosha, distributing food to economically disadvantaged individuals and families residing in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. In addition to the food pantry, GWC currently offers hot breakfasts two days a week, as well as showers, and clothing and hygiene necessities.

GWC Breakfast Program
GWC Food Pantry
GWC Clothing & Hygiene Program

The GWC Team

Pastor Johnothan

Pastor Jonathan Barker

GWC Co-founder


Denise Russell

Executive Director


Jan Dugdale

Food Pantry Assistant


Canela Gonzalez

Application Coordinator


Bill Gregory

Logistics Coordinator


Darlene Schmidt

Clothing / Hygiene Program Coordinator


Deb Vega

Breakfast Program Coordinator

Our Partners

The food that is distributed every week originates at the Grace Welcome Center food pantry through private donations, individuals, churches, businesses, local food banks, commercial bakery, local grocery stores, government programs (The Emergency Food Assistance Program, or TEFAP), and Feeding America®. Please visit our donations page for ways to help.

Grace Welcome Center also coordinates with the University of Wisconsin at Parkside, Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, and Herzing University's Kenosha campus for students wishing to volunteer and for academic credits. Many local Churches coordinate with Grace Welcome Center for volunteers and food drives.