When people face homelessness and food insecurity, the world can look like a very daunting place. Luckily for those in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, One More Ministry and Loretta Kryshak of Rebel Reform have come to change that story.
Chris Capper started One More Ministry in 2008 to help those struggling with food insecurity. The concept was to recover food from local businesses that would otherwise go to waste and give it to those who were hungry and potentially homeless. Just One More Ministry (JOMM) teamed up with St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa to make that dream a reality. The church already had a meal outreach program in place, so the pairing was natural.
After the program’s initial success, Just One More Ministry expanded to over 90 churches and various charitable organizations throughout the Milwaukee metro area. The ministry worked with businesses in the Milwaukee area and repackaged the food they received, and then, in turn, distributed it throughout the region. In addition to the food distribution, the ministry also started an addiction recovery program.
Just One More Ministry had grown so much they expanded into a warehouse and a full-scale food distribution operation. The warehouse needed some repairs, but the ministry couldn’t keep up with all the work. Luckily, one of their sponsors, Loretta Kryshak of Rebel Reform, stepped in to help out. Rebel Reform sent professionals to revitalize the warehouse for JOMM. In 2020, the two organizations partnered again to produce over 4 million face masks to stem the tide of the 2020 COVID 19 pandemic.
Rebel Reform is the charitable arm of Loretta Kryshak’s business, Rebel Converting, a disinfectant cleaning wiper manufacturer. Rebel Reform is focused on the Milwaukee area, providing resources to those in need.