The Interfaith Network began in 1982 as an outgrowth of discussions of human concerns issues by persons involved in the annual CROP Walk for Hunger. The Soup Kitchen was the first project of the Interfaith Network. A daily meal program, the soup kitchen has been in existence since 1983 serving out of the CYC and Grace Lutheran Church. In 1985 the former Deming School was purchased from the Kenosha Unified School District and renamed the Shalom Center. The Soup Kitchen opened at this site in 1986. In 1990 the second floor of the Shalom Center was renovated and turned into an Emergency Family Shelter. That same year also saw the inclusion of the Children’s Classroom and the Nursing Center. In 1991 services expanded and the Interfaith Network Nightly Shelter program (INNS) began. Since that time we have added the Shalom Center Food Pantry located at 8043 Sheridan Road.
This is a rendering of the future home of the Shalom Center at 4214 39th Avenue in Kenosha. We purchased the building in December, 2015 and we are currently seeking donations to cover renovation costs.
If you would like to make a donation to help renovate our new building, please click on the following link: