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How to Get Help in Knox County

General Assistance Office - can help with rent, utilities, household goods in the 17 townships of Knox County.   121 W Tompkins Street, Galesburg   309-343-9059

Salvation Army - assists with utility assistance, food assistance, homelessness, employment assistance.  510 N Kellog, Galesburg   309-342-9168  

Volunteer Network on Aging - for residents of Galesburg only:  help with rent and utilities.  VNA also provides community meals for seniors.  2262 Grand Avenue, Galesburg  309-342-1152

Department of Human Services - Applications for SNAP, Medicaid, AABD, TANF.  TANF can provide cash assistance for parents with children who have no or very low income.  477 East Main Street, Suite 100, Galesburg   (309) 342-8144

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) - a state program administered by the Health Department running October through May:  helps with large balances, old bills, or even provides a credit on utilities to help a family get by for a few months.

How to Get Help in Abingdon

Community Food Pantry - Open Every Tuesday 12-3pm, located at Abingdon United Methodist Church -  Provides food assistance once per month for families who show need.  401 N. Washington St., Abingdon

Feed My Lambs - Provide snack packs every Friday for pick up during school closure (during pandemic).  This is meant to ensure that students have something to eat during the weekends when school lunches are unavailable.

School Lunches - Students in elementary, middle or senior high school may pick up lunches daily during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Cupboard and the Closet - ministry of Abingdon United Methodist Church but located at the Abingdon Community Center, Monday 9am, Thursday 5pm, Saturday 1pm - provides seasonal clothing, shoes, and coats; reopens May 7 with an expanded food program

Abingdon United Methodist Church

(309) 462-3444


(located at the corner of Washington & Latimer)

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