Through networking with local business and other food ministries we are able to provide food, clothing, household goods, medical supplies and sometimes building materials to those in need.
We began operating Hands of Hope out of a truck in 1999. That's where our roots began, and it's important for us to stay rooted there. These free food giveaways give us the ability to do that, by filling up a truck with food and going to those who need it. But it's not from us; it's from Jesus. That's why we call it "Free Food from Jesus".
We are able to reach out and make a difference by distributing food to the hungry. Although we are a Christian Ministry and most of our recipients are "faith" based organizations we do not discriminate against any group or individual in need. Hands of Hope of Illinois recognizes that not all needs are physical and that spiritual help can be of equal importance.
It doesn't matter where you are. If you are hungry we will feed you. This journey has become more than a mission -- it is our life.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.