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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

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 North Kellogg Street, 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 Knox County 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.  Go to the IL Department of Human Services (website) or phone (844) 600-7627

How to Get Help in Abingdon

Community Food Pantry - Open every Tuesday Noon-3pm, located at the Abingdon United Methodist Church - Provides food assistance for families who show need and show proof of residency.  Families may receive food from the pantry twice a month. 
401 North Washington Street, 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.

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