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

Brown bag lunches.
No ID required.

Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Fulton Sheen Food Pantry

The issue of hunger in America is a growing concern. Currently, more than 16% of children go to bed without food. To ease this pain we have partnered with Peoria Area Food Bank, as well as Midwestern Food Bank to help supply the Catholic Charities Food Bank.

Adults must present a photo ID and may receive assistance monthly.

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

Blessed Carlo Acutis Feeding Children Program

Dedicated to the canonization of the Italian teenager who devoted his life to serving those in need through the internet despite his poor health, this program provides additional food resources to hungry families with children.

This ministry works in conjunction with our Ven. Fulton Sheen Food Pantry and our St. Joseph Outreach.

Clients are welcome by appointment only
Please call the number listed and leave a clear message including name, phone number, and need.  Someone will return your call to schedule appointment.  

St. Joseph Food Pantry Outreach

Located at the Bessette Center in Peoria, the St  Joseph Outreach ministry supplies bags of non-perishable food directly to our Peoria Catholic Diocese food pantries to help meet the growing need of those who are hungry in our parishes.

309-637-0288

St. Gianna Baby Pantry

This pantry offers clothing, formula, diapers, and other basic baby supplies to families.  Baby items provided are based on the donations received from the community.

Clients are welcome by appointment only
Please call the number listed and leave a clear message including name, phone number, and need.  Someone will return your call to schedule appointment.  

309-637-0288

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