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Everyday Needs

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

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 any time to Home Sweet Home Ministries located at 303 East Oakland Avenue in Bloomington. Thank You! Please note: We can no longer accept food donations prepared outside of commerical kitchens. We appreciate your understanding.

To check out our URGENT NEEDS list, please click here.

 

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 Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Boxed meals (Hamburger Helper)
  • Brown rice
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • 100% juice
  • Glucerna

*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:

  • Fullsize Toothpaste
  • Shaving Cream (Men's and Women's)
  • Women's Razors
  • TUMS Heartburn Tablets
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Ladies Deodorant
  • Ladies Hair Conditioner
  • Ladies Socks
  • Ladies Underwear (size M/L)
  • Men's boxer underwear (M/L/XL)
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Ziploc Bags (snack size)
  • Laundry Detergent (powdered preferred)
  • Dish Detergent
  • Baby Wipes
  • Bleach or Disinfectant products
  • Chapstick
  • Night lights

 

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

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