Sophia's Kitchen

Inspired by the spirit of St. Francis and under the pastoral leadership of Sacred Heart Parish, Sophia’s Kitchen is staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers, who give generously of their time so that no one goes hungry.

These volunteers make hundreds of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches daily. The rest of the menu varies day by day as God provides. Local grocery stores and restaurants donate liberally to help provide filling and nutritious food.

Sophia’s Kitchen is located at St. Joseph Hall, 103 Richard Pryor Place, across from the Peoria Housing Authority. Meals are served Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM, and is handicapped accessible.
How you can help?

Volunteers are always wanted to come help make sandwiches and serve the hungry. Some days we serve close to 700 people. Be prepared to work joyfully! Please call to schedule an orientation.

Donations of food are welcome. Please think about us after your next party. We are happy to accept healthy, and wholesome foods that may be leftover, as well as plates, cups and plastic spoons and forks. Healthy juices that have vitamins to boost nutrition are always needed.

Extra help is needed in December as we fill Christmas baskets. If you can answer a phone, place a can in a sack, or deliver to the homebound, we would love to have you join us.
Feeding the Hungry

Please accept my donation to help feed the hungry of Peoria.

$10 $25 $50 $100 Other $______

Memorials totaling + $1,000 are noted with a nameplate on a plaque in the entry.

Name ______________________ Address ____________________ City, State __________________ Email Address _______________

please click here for a printable version

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One might also help out with Sophia's Kitchen Wish List

Volunteer Applications are being accepted for Wednesday afternoon Dishwasher, Thursday afternoon kitchen help and Friday morning Dishwasher.
Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Login and Info Center

Sophia’s Kitchen 504 Fulton Street Peoria, IL 61602

Kitchen Phone: 309-655-1578 Office Phone: 309-676-0726

Delight yourself
in the Lord; And He will give you
the desires of
your heart.
Psalm 37:1-4
Do you need help?

We serve from 9:00 AM to 3:00
PM Monday through Friday.
Please keep this in mind:
We offer a sack lunch only.
We’re not a food pantry.

  • No Smoking anywhere on Church Grounds. That includes on the benches, near the trees, in the parking lot and on the Church steps.
  • Modest clothing is required. Men must wear shirts, women’s clothing must be reserved. No tube tops or cleavage showing.
  • Keep it clean. There are 3 garbage cans for your use. Please don’t throw trash in your neighborhood!
  • Children under 16 must have an adult with them.
  • We don’t have any cash, vouchers, tickets or prescription money.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

For I was hungry, and you
gave me something to eat;
I was thirsty and you gave
me something to drink.
Matthew 25:35

Feeding the hungry at
St. Joseph’s Hall
103 S. Richard Pryor Place
Peoria IL 61605

Miscellaneous Photos

Packing and Decorating Christmas Baskets, 2014

Volunteer Application Form

We currently need Kitchen help Tuesday
afternoon and Wednesday morning.

Volunteer Login and Information Center


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