Thanksgiving meals and food boxes available in Central Illinois

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS, (WMBD) — With Thanksgiving just a week away, many local organizations are offering free meals and other items to those in need.


  • Valeska Hinton: Heartland Health hosting Thanksgiving Box distribution Nov. 20 from 12-2pm, free turkey vouchers will be given to the first 100 recipients
  • Redeemer Lutheran Food Pantry: Box of food given out Nov. 19 from 9-11 a.m. and Nov. 22 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Catholic Charities Fulton Sheen Food Pantry: Box of food given out every Tuesday/Thursday in November from 9:30-11:30 a.m. while supplies last
  • Salvation Army Peoria (NE Adams Street): Free community meal Nov. 25 from 1-3p.m., enter through alley off of Spalding Ave.


  • Pekin Township: Call by Monday, Nov. 21 at 346-3194 to sign-up for hot meal pick-up on Nov. 24 from 11-1 p.m.


  • Open Arms Food Pantry: Serving Metamora School District Families – offering turkeys for Thanksgiving at distribution for details:


  • Salvation Army and HyVee: First 275 people who make a reservation, call during office hours: 309-647-0732 distribution from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 25

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