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Big Give

Big Give season is upon us! Churches and other businesses throughout the community will be participating in this event and we would love any additional community support. Feel free to shop wherever you like! Your donations make a difference! Drop off items anytime at our shelter located at 303 E. Oakland Ave. in Bloomington. THANK YOU!

The Big Give through Midwest Food Bank and Home Sweet Home


The following list will help Home Sweet Home Ministries and Midwest Food Bank provide a Thanksgiving meal to approximately 2,000 local families and will supply the Bread for Life Food Co-op with needed items for co-op members to access.

Food Drive Shopping List

Canned cream of mushroom soup

Canned cranberry sauce

Canned French fried onions

Stuffing mix

Boxed pie crust mix

Boxed potatoes

Boxed meals

Turkey gravy packets (no jars)

Canned fruit

Flour (up to 5 lb. bags)

Sugar (up to 4 lb. bags)

Cooking oil (up to 48 oz.)



A tremendous THANK YOU to all of our church partners!


We are encouraging churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals to host food drives for Home Sweet Home and Midwest Food Bank. If anyone is interested in hosting a food drive, please contact Home Sweet Home Ministries' Chief Operating Officer, Matt Burgess, at 309-828-7356 ext. 222. THANK YOU!

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