Community Support Program

Program Overview:
Friendship House provides various emergency services to people in the surrounding community who are in need. Unfortunate or unforeseen situations may arise in anyone's life when a person may need assistance with certain living costs.

Services Provided:
"Our Daily Bread" Emergency Food Program

  • Emergency Food Pantry provides service for low income persons in the 61603 area code. Referrals are coordinated with local food pantries.
  • Pantry is every Wednesday from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm.
  • The Emergency Services Food Pantry also offers "Sunday Blessings," one of the only soup kitchens to provide a hot meal in the Peoria area open on Sundays

Rent/Utility Assistance

  • The Friendship House offers emergency service programs which help individuals with rent and utility payments to help deter homelessness.

"Our Daily Threads" Thrift Closet

  • Quality used clothing and household items are donated and may be purchased for a minimal price through the Thrift Closet.
  • It is open Thursdays from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Friendship House gym..

Well Baby Needs/New Baby Layettes

  • The Friendship House also provides support for the needs of mothers and babies by promoting parenting skills and providing diapers, infant formula, and layettes.

"All the Living Creatures"- Pet Food Distribution

Program Facts/Accomplishments:

  • Food pantry served 520 households, 1,570 individuals, and gave out 32,970 meals
  • Sunday Blessings served 6,032 meals
  • 35,536 items were distributed from Heart of Illinois Harvest Bread through Friendship House
  • 200 households and 538 individuals received personal hygiene and infant needs

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Emergency Services
Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service
800 NE Madison ∙ Peoria, IL 61603

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