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Shalom Center $2.5M project right on track

KENOSHA — By sometime this summer, the Shalom Center in Kenosha is going to have quite the new look. And its Executive Director, Tamarra Coleman, couldn’t be any more excited for the next phase of Kenosha County’s only homeless shelter and largest food pantry. None of it would have been possible without the most amazing […]

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Tamarra Coleman honored as a 2023 Notable BIPOC Executive

KENOSHA — For Tamarra Coleman, her efforts as the executive director of the nonprofit Shalom Center in Kenosha have always been about doing the work. Tamarra Coleman, Executive Director of the Shalom Center in Kenosha, Wis. – And it’s never been about anything more than that, than leading a staff and a group of 400 […]

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Gift of Giving Food Drive looks to bring in 2023 items at Kenosha Public Market

KENOSHA — As part their commitment to serve the community, Kenosha Public Market is hosting a food drive to benefit several food pantries in the area. The need for donations to food banks everywhere always takes on a bigger emphasis in the days and weeks leading to the holiday season. But that same need doesn’t […]

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Kenosha County Joint Information Center Announces Food Pantry Needs

In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is periodically publishing a list of needs at local food pantries. This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha County in cooperation with the Joint Information Center. To add your organization to the […]

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UW-Parkside Student Debuts Short Film on Food Shortage

University of Wisconsin-Parkside student Reagan Becker created a short film illustrating how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the nutritional need of individuals, as part of a project for her Community-Based Learning course. The film was shown at UW-Parkside’s Virtual Faculty & Staff Fall Convocation Ceremony and is available to view online via YouTube. In CBL […]

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Carthage College Dining Donates Food Surplus to the Shalom Center

Sodexo, the food service provider at Carthage College donated more than 1600 lbs. of food to the Shalom Center in Kenosha. The shelter received a variety of food, including dairy, produce, and bread. “We donated the food because there is a need out there every day, but especially now in these challenging times,” said Jim […]

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Willkomm’s Kick Off Annual Fundraiser for Homeless Shelters

The Willkomm Companies 10th Annual Charity Fundraiser benefiting two local homeless shelters (HALO of Racine & Shalom Center of Kenosha) will kick off on Monday , October 28th.  Our employees at our ten locations will ask customers for a dollar donation to help raise cash for these shelters.   Last year the Willkomm Companies proudly raised […]

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Shalom Center

The mission of the Shalom Center is to serve the community by providing emergency food, shelter, and support in ways that meet immediate needs and respect human dignity. VISION: Through food, shelter, and guidance, we will help people maximize their potential for self-sufficiency. Shalom Center is a local non-profit providing shelter, food, and guidance to […]

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Willkomm Companies Raises $25,274 for Homeless Shelters

The Willkomm Companies 8th Annual Charity Fundraiser benefiting two local homeless shelters concluded Friday at the company’s Christmas party. Representatives from HALO of Racine and Shalom Center of Kenosha were each presented with a $12,637 check for their shelters. The Christmas party is the final piece of the fundraiser for these two local homeless shelters, […]

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