St. Andre Bessette Ministries in Peoria

These services are available to residents in the Greater Peoria area and nearby rural areas.

Bessette Center
1825 NE Adams, Peoria

John J. Gibson, II

St. Bessette Lunch Kitchen

Serves free lunches to go to everyone Monday-Friday every week.
No ID is necessary.

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday
9:30-11:30 am

Fulton Sheen Food Pantry

Provides free canned foods and dry goods groceries to adults every Tuesday and Thursday.
Adults may come twice a month.
Photo ID is necessary.

Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Thursday
9:30 – 11:30 am

Blessed Carlo Acutis Feeding Children Program

Families with children may receive an additional bag of child friendly groceries twice every month. This supplemental children’s food program is handed out through our food pantry

St. Gianna Baby Pantry

Offers diapers, baby wash, lotion, wipes, formula, bottles and other baby needs to families with children. Parents and legal guardians may sign up for assistance once a month.

Clients are welcome by appointment only
Please complete the form below to submit a request for assistance.  You may also stop by in person to register during Bessette Center hours of operation.  However, you will be assigned an appointment time to return and pick up items. 

Hours open to the public are listed below (unless otherwise noted onsite):
Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 10 am - 2 pm
Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30-11:30 am

St. Joseph Food Pantry Outreach

Food pantries in the Peoria Diocese may request additional canned foods and dry goods bags of groceries to meet their anticipated monthly needs. This outreach is designed to be an as-needed back up source of food for any Catholic food pantry in the Diocese struggling to meet their goal of feeding the hungry.

Diocesan Emergency Disaster Relief Hub

The Bessette Center warehouse will work directly with Peoria Diocese Parishes, in the event of natural disasters and other acts of God, to provide necessary assistance as and where needed.

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