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Thank you to everyone who donated this Thanksgiving season- because of your generosity, we were able to serve over 8,000 meals to members of our community!


History of Hope

On Thanksgiving Day in 1917, Billy Shelper the founder of Home Sweet Home, opened our doors for the first time with a simple message, to provide hope for the homeless, hungry and hurting.  For 98 years we have continued sharing that message. Give Thanks is the initiative at Home Sweet Home Ministries that is built on a simple premise: we all have things for which we are thankful and this Thanksgiving we have a way to show that by helping those in need by supporting the efforts of Home Sweet Home Ministries.


What does Thanksgiving look like at your home? Here's a glimpse of what it looks like at Home Sweet Home.

This year more people than ever will seek help at Thanksgiving from Home Sweet Home. We plan to serve over 10,000 meals and we need YOUR help in providing those meals to the individuals in our community!


How Will We Do It?

This year, Give Thanks will be a partnership between Home Sweet Home Ministries and Midwest Food Bank. We also welcome back Great Plains Media as our primary media sponsor. 

















Guess who's back? It's Homie the Turkey! 


The Home Sweet Home Ministries Turkey Cards will be sold at both the Bloomington and Lincoln Mission Mart stores. Each $2.50 card sold will help provide a hot Thanksgiving meal for someone who is hungry. This year we are partnering with Open Arms Christian Fellowship in Lincoln and the money raised through card sales in Lincoln will remain in that community to support those in need there.

Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12