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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.

 

Food items:

  • Canned Chicken (large cans for kitchen, regular cans for co-op)
  • Canned Tuna
  • Cooking Oil
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Low Sodium Items (e.g. soups, veggies for Food Farmacy)
  • Canned Fruit (especially light syrup or "no sugar added" for Food Farmacy)
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • 100% juice

*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:

  • Ziploc Bags (snack, sandwich, quart, freezer)
  • Laundry Detergent (powdered for shelter, liquid for co-op)
  • Dish Detergent
  • African American haircare products
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Body Wash
  • Bar Soap
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Baby Wash
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Powder
  • Diapers
  • Pull-Ups
  • Paper Plates
  • Bleach or Disinfectant products

 

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
  • Hy-Vee
  • Rader Family Farms
  • Bloomington-Normal Marriott
  • Panera
  • Avanti's
  • LaGondola
  • Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Olive Garden
  • The Fresh Market
  • Pizza Hut
  • Denny's Doughnuts
  • Papa Murphy's
  • Schnucks

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