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Giving Hope to the Hungry

For I was hungry and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink.
-Matthew 25:35

Hundreds of men, women, and children are helped through the work at Home Sweet Home Ministries each month. Partnerships with individuals, businesses, and organizations are critical for us to accomplish this work. While the nature of those partnerships is different, they all carry a common goal, which is to provide hope for all who enter.                        



Families come to us seeking better access to food and other basic necessities. Listed below are the most needed items that we require on a regular basis to adequately serve our community.

Please bring your donated items to Home Sweet Home Ministries located at 303 East Oakland Avenue in Bloomington.

We're still in need of:

Food items:

  • canned meats (chicken, salmon)
  • low sodium items (e.g. soups, veggies, peanut butter)
  • fresh grapes, bananas, apples, oranges, berries, etc.
  • fresh baked pastries, donuts (primarily M-F)
  • snacks (nuts, crackers, trail mix, chips, etc.)
  • sliced bread (esp. whole grain)
  • "no sugar added" canned fruit
  • cheese (sliced, string cheese)
  • coffee and tea
  • cereal
  • cream soups
  • pasta sauce
  • 100% juice
  • evaporated milk
  • flour/baking mixes
  • canned vegetables (green beans, etc.)

*Please Note: We gladly accept many items in bulk. Please call us at 309-828-7356 with any questions.

*Feel free to donate any of your favorite items as well. Share your joys!

Non-Food items:

  • African American haircare products
  • conditioner
  • body wash
  • deodorant (men's primarily)
  • baby wash
  • baby lotion
  • baby powder
  • paper plates
  • dish detergent
  • laundry detergent
  • bleach
  • toilet tissue
  • shaving cream
  • combs and brushes
  • snack sized ziploc bags

Community Support

We have been blessed with tremendous support from a wide range of community organizations and local businesses. At Home Sweet Home Ministries, we believe that when we support each other as a community, it benefits everyone. Here is a partial list of local businesses who regularly donate food to Home Sweet Home Ministries.

Midwest Food Bank
Red Lobster

Rader Family Farms 

Bloomington-Normal Marriott

Great Harvest Bread Co
Moe's Southwest Grill
immy Johns
Edible Arrangements

Olive Garden
The Fresh Market
Pizza Hut
Denny's Doughnuts
Papa Murphy's 


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