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
Bridgeway - can help with mental health, family Services, and employment. 2323 Windish Drive, Galesburg (309)344-2323 or call for emergency services: 800-322-7143.
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.
SNAP / LINK - helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. website or phone: (844) 600-7627
How to Get Help in Abingdon
Community Food Pantry - Open Every Tuesday 12-3pm, located at Abingdon United Methodist Church - Provides food assistance for families who show need and show proof of residency. They are now currently providing food up to once per week during the pandemic. 401 N. Washington St., Abingdon
Feed My Lambs - During the school year Feed My Lambs packs and distributes snack packs to provide food over the weekend for children who are food insecure. During the summer Feed My Lambs packs and does home deliveries of food boxes for families of children who are food insecure!
The Cupboard and the Closet - A ministry of Abingdon United Methodist Church but located at the Abingdon Community Center on West Martin Street across from the High School. It is open on Thursdays 3-5pm and provides seasonal clothing, shoes, and coats and groceries weekly. No proof of residency or other documentation is necessary.