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Food Pantry

Goals and Objectives


St. Thomas Food Pantry follows the mandate of St. Matthew Chapter 25 “To feed the hungry” by offering food to the needy of St. Thomas Parish and residents of Peoria Heights (61616).

Who we’re looking for


Compassionate men or women who would be free pantry hours and can lift grocery bags full of food to dispense to clients. Also, able-bodied people with a truck or van to assist in going and picking up food for the pantry when needed.

Ministry Events


We are funded by St. Vincent DePaul Society through 1st Sunday of the month collections in church and private donations. In addition, food drives benefit our supply. These are conducted by St. Thomas School, Peoria Notre Dame High School, Confirmation classes, Boy Scouts, etc. We get a donation once a month from MidWest Food Bank.

Getting Involved


Call or email Tom Stroot at (309) 686-4071 or strootb@yahoo.com to sign up for food distribution or to help with shopping/food bank.

Time Commitment


Volunteers serve the clients every Monday and Thursday. Pantry is open 9 to 11 am. Volunteers arrive 8:45 am and leave when shelves are stocked after last client.