Our Mission

Helping those in need in Quincy, IL

Motivated by the love of Jesus Christ, our mission is to feed the poor and hungry in our community.

We accomplish this mission through our daily soup kitchen and our free choice food pantry, all of which are offered in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.   We meet the immediate needs of individuals and families who lack access to enough food to sustain an active, healthy life.

We offer the hope of a better life by promoting self-reliance and encouraging a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Hope is as essential as food and water.  Take away our hope, and our world is reduced to something between depression and despair… hope is more than wishful thinking… hope is a vital necessity of life.  We don’t see the complete answer to all of earth’s problems, but we have hope in God’s promises.

We believe in the power of community as we collaborate and build strong relationships with our partners, who share our vision.  We serve our community as a strategic coordinator and communication facilitator as we unite area churches, businesses and community organizations in pursuit of our mission.  God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors.

We believe it is important to educate our volunteers and the community about the cycle of poverty and the issues faced by people living in poverty.  This education equips us to better serve these individuals and helps deepen our compassion.  The entire community benefits when the cycle of poverty can be broken.