Oct 13, 2022

The Salvation Army will begin taking applications in Quincy for Christmas food baskets and the Angel Tree program from Monday, October 17 through Friday, November 18. Individuals living in Adams, Pike, and Brown Counties in Illinois with children ages 18 and under or seniors ages 60+ are invited to register for assistance online at or in person at The Kroc Center on select dates.


In years past, The Salvation Army held Toy Town, where parents/guardians shopped for their children. With the Angel Tree program, parents/guardians will register for both needs and wishes this year. Seniors ages 60+ are also invited to register for the Angel Tree Program. Children and seniors registered for the program may receive clothing, toys, or other requested items listed at the time of registration. All who register for the Angel tree Program will also receive a food box filled with various items for a Christmas meal. Once registered, tags (digital and physical) will be created and made available to shoppers for adoption. Gifts purchased for the program must be delivered to The Kroc Center for distribution day by December 19.

Individuals only registering for a Christmas Food Box will need to register in person at The Kroc Center during one of the available registration dates.


“Anyone who qualifies for free or reduced lunches also qualifies for the Angel Tree program,” stated Major Shelley McClintock.


Applicants will need to provide photo identification, must meet Health and Human Services poverty guidelines, birth certificates, or any official document that lists family members/parent(s)/guardian(s) and children, as well as address verification (dated within 30 days).


In-person registration will take place at The Kroc Center, 405 Vermont Street, on November 7 (2-6pm), 8 (9am-12pm), and 9 (4-6pm).


Those wishing to adopt an Angel can find tags at The Kroc Center, Town Square Media, NutritionHQ, Townsquare Media, On the Rail Sports Bar & Grill, and Smith Brothers or online after November 1.


For more information, contact Melissa Bailey at (217) 231-5674.

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