Resources

The following resources are in McLean County and available to families in Lexington. 

Apostolic Pentecostal Church
2810 Tractor Lane
Bloomington, Illinois 61704
(309) 829-3936
May have free food, groceries, and other support for McLean County families. 
Special holiday and Christmas assistance and meals may be served as well to the needy.

City of Refuge Ministries
APC Food Pantry, City of Refuge Food Pantry
401 E. Jefferson
Bloomington, IL 61701
Call (309) 827-4223
This non-profit can provide non-perishable food items. The goods are made available to those in need of help. Examples of food provided includes canned and dry foods. Additional assistance may be provided to those who qualify when funds and donations are available to those who qualify.

Clare House of Hospitality
Address - 703 E. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Dial (309) 828-4035

Home Sweet Home Ministries, Billy Shelper Center
Main location is 303 E. Oakland Avenue
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Call (309) 828-7356 for hours.

Jesus House West
914 W. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 242-0310
May be able to help families regardless of income. Special focus may be offered for children and senior citizens in McLean County.

Living Word Ministries
Location is 411 E. Mullberry
Bloomington, IL 61701
Call (309) 750-0246
This organization offers residents access to a food pantry once a month. Emergency groceries may be passed out as well.

Ministry & More, Inc.
Address: 1107 W. Empire
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
(309) 823-9804
This site distributes non-perishable canned foods including frozen food and personal grooming supplies. On occasion, free clothing and toys for children may be offered.

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church
801 W. Market Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Call (309) 828-2571

Mount Pisgah Church Food Pantry, Park United Methodist Church / Methodist Ministries Food Pantry
Location is 704 S. Allin Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61704
Call (309) 829-4665

Salvation Army Community Center, Bloomington Corps Social Service Center
601 W. Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-9476
Various emergency assistance and social serves may be offered. It includes a free food pantry, clothing closet, Christmas and Thanksgiving assistance, and maybe even funds for paying rent or energy bills. Turkeys, hams, and meals may be served around the holidays as well.

St. Vincent DePaul Society

711 N. Main Street
Holy Trinity Parish Center
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-9611

Temba Food Pantry
14940 Old Colonial Road
Bloomington, Illinois 61704
Call (309) 827-2009

Union Missionary Baptist Church
509 W. Jackson Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Main phone number is (309) 828-1162

Vale Community Church
1304 Morrissey Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701
Call (309) 662-8508
A free food pantry/bank is open to the public. Each qualified family coming into the pantry receives meat, a bag of groceries, bread, produce, fruits, and toiletry/cleaning items. In addition, household items, Bibles, books, clothing, and toys are all available.

God's Food Pantry, Veterans Assistance Commission - McLean County
Location is 200 W. Front Street, Suite 400D
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 888-5140

Western Avenue Community Center
600 N. Western Avenue
Bloomington, Illinois 61701
Main number is (309) 829-4807

 First United Church

Address of pantry is 406 W. Seventh Street
Gridley, IL 61744
(309) 747-2299
May have bags of groceries and canned goods.

United Church of Heyworth
Food bank address is 302 E. Main Street
Heyworth, IL 61745
(309) 473-2223 
This center assists Gridley Illinois residents only.

LeRoy Christian Church
603 S. East Street
Le Roy, IL 61752
(309) 962-9686

Center for Hope Outreach Programs
Address - 1801 W. Hovey, Unit E
Normal, IL 61761
Call (309) 452-8240
This center may offer referrals, assistance for basic needs, and boxes or bags of food. Many different items may be passed out.

 College Avenue Baptist Church
1320 E. College Avenue
Normal, Illinois 61761
Telephone number is (309) 452-3359

Eastview Christian Church
Location is 1500 N. Airport Road
Normal, IL 61761
Call (309) 451-5060
Those with very low income and who are homeless may receive a box of food. Students and teenagers may also receive a snack or meal when school is out of 

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