PEORIA, Ill.– Sophia’s Angels Kitchen is asking the public for bread donations.
The organization makes 500 to 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a day to homeless, unemployed and underemployed residents in the downtown Peoria area.
Sophia’s Kitchen stated in a Facebook post that it’s bread donation has been greatly reduced by the Heart of Illinois Harvest. Schnuck’s stores have recently reduced giving the HIHD donations. This shortage impacts several agencies that rely on HIHD’s donations.
“We’re using buns or managers are giving up time off to go shopping for bread,” the post read. “The next time you are at the store, could pick up an extra loaf or tow for Sophia’s Kitchen? We’d really appreciate it.”
Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 103 S Richard Pryor Place.