In God's great abundance, Sophia's Kitchen has more than enough food to be sure no one is hungry. In addition to our very generous daily lunches, there is still enough food to pack grocery bags to take home. All are welcome. No requirements.
Pantry bags are given away every Friday at 1 PM until 3 PM. Each bag is generously filled with canned and dry goods. Additionally, bags of fresh vegetables, refrigerator items and meat are also given. God is good always, and we able to give about 300 bags of groceries away each month for our guests to take home to cook up for their loved ones.
Donations are always welcome. The most requested items are non-food things, like dish soap, laundry detergent, and toothpaste. Shampoo, feminine items, cleaners and paper products are much needed. Small sizes are best. Most of our guests travel on buses or by foot. Even though it may be more economical to buy a large size, it would be very difficult to carry a long distance.
Think nutritionally dense! Be mindful of sodium and sugar. Treat items are welcome! Please, no glass or expired foods.
o Canned fruits
o Vegetables: collard greens, carrots, green beans, peas, beans.
o Tomato products: paste, sauce, diced.
o Spaghetti sauce
o Spices: cinnamon, oregano, basil, pepper
o Personal care items: tampons, pads, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, band aids, shaving cream. (Please, no alcohol based mouthwash)
o Toilet Paper
o Cleaning supplies: Comet, SOS pads, laundry soap, Spic and Span
o Pet food, treats and litter for the Pet Pantry held twice a month
o Treats: nail polish, chocolate syrup, coffee creamer
o Meat: canned chicken, tuna fish
Pet Pantry Every Thursday at 1 PM
We're happy to take donations of cat and dog food, wet and dry. Treats and litter are also needed. Please note that we divide all food and litter into smaller bags, to make distribution more fair. If you want to help, please drop food off at 103 S Richard Pryor Place between 8 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday. Send checks tour secure mailbox: Sophia's Kitchen, c/o Sacred Heart, 504 Fulton Street, Peoria, IL 61602, or click on the donate button.