We Bring Relief To those facing hunger in McDonough County
Food Pantry - Being ready to serve all who come to our door is part of The Salvation Army mission. Our food pantry is a key part of this preparedness and it is run largely alongside community support which allows us to be able to always provide meals to those in need at a moment's notice. Hunger can be an issue for anyone at any time, and so The Salvation Army's pantry is always stocked to serve all.
Meal Programs - The physical needs of hunger can easily be filled, but in order to do the most good The Salvation Army strives to meet the spiritual needs as well. Our on-site meal programs are held anywhere: in shelters, kitchens, churches, or otherwise, and they all work towards the same goal of establishing a connection with someone and helping restore their dignity and hope. More than a meal, we want to offer everyone a chance to be heard and reminded that they are loved.
Providing a ready meal to those in need can create a large demand, and that is why our programs include food boxes. We proudly serve 2 sizes of prepared meals that are efficient and nutritious to quickly meet the hunger of our community. The idea behind our food box service is also the inspiration behind other programs such as our WIU student food pantry partnership that helps us guarantee none of our food goes to waste, and our lunch in a bag summer program that reaches out to over 200 kids outside of the immediate Macomb area to ensure hunger is met everywhere and at all ages.