Catholic Charities


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria, is a ministry inspired by Christ’s love and care, committed to serve Christ’s Mystical Body by upholding the dignity of each person and serving each individual as we would serve Christ Himself, advocating for a just and compassionate society according to our Catholic Social Teachings of the Church; and encouraging others to join us in fulfilling our mission.






Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Administrative Staff Offices are located at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 NE Madison Ave. Peoria IL 61603.   Different ministries are located throughout the Diocese of Peoria. Find each location by checking the ministry directly.

Do you have to be Catholic to be served?

No. We serve anyone in the community with a need.

What are your hours of service?

Catholic Charities office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Furniture Bank is by appointment only.
St Gianna Baby Pantry is by appointment only.
Peoria Food Pantry is open Tuesday's and Thursday's from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Tolono’s  Food Pantry is open Monday’s from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. and Friday's from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

When and where can I drop off donations?

Our donation drop off hours are different for each ministry.
For drop-off information or to schedule a pickup, please call 309-636-8012.

My family is in need of food, furniture, what do I need to do?

Anyone in need of food may be served through one of our food pantry locations in our Diocese. It is required that you show a photo I.D. at time of service and bring a piece of mail with your name and current address. One bag per month for each person. We serve anyone in the household over the age of 18 years old.
For Furniture Bank needs, the client must call Catholic Charities at 309-636-8012.
An application will be processed and an appointment will be made.

I think I might be pregnant. Can you help me?

Yes. we can provide parenting classes to expecting moms and those parents with children up to two years of age. We have a Baby Pantry in Peoria and Streator to help with your baby’s material needs.

Are there any age restrictions on receiving help?


How can you help?


Catholic Charities has always had a mission focused on the Corporal Works of Mercy: to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to shelter the homeless, to clothe the naked, to visit and ransom the captive, and to visit the sick. 

Advocacy is also an important aspect of Catholic Charities mission.  We serve other individuals, meeting them where they are at, fostering an awareness, speaking out, and encouraging others to do the same.

Catholic Charities is currently on the lookout for people (or groups) with time on their hands! It doesn’t matter if you have just a few hours to spare for a one-time project or are looking for a chance to help others every week, here’s how we can use your help:

Food Pantries: We currently have food pantries in Peoria operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Baby Pantry: Our baby pantry in Peoria is open on Tuesday afternoons, but we could use help all day.

Offer your skills and talents to become a volunteer!!  Hourse are flexible according to your schedule.  Just submit this form below.

  • Please choose the ministry you are interested in offering your assistance. If multiple areas, please choose "multiple ministries". Thank you!


Become part of the loving solution
Christ has called us to!

We are ever grateful
for your generous support.
It is with your continuous
prayers and assistance
that we can continue to renew
the lives of many.

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