How to Get Help in Knox County
Salvation Army - assists with utility assistance, food assistance, homelessness, employment assistance. 510 N Kellog, Galesburg 309-342-9168
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 for families who show need. They are now providing food up to once per week during the pandemic. 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 on West Martin Street across from the High School, Monday 9am, Thursday 5pm, Saturday 1pm - provides seasonal clothing, shoes, and coats. Food is currently drive-thru only and deliver is available upon request.