Since 2012, POI has served meals, snack packs, toiletry kits, laundry help and other aid. An outreach center and day shelter has been our dream since we began and we are realizing that dream now. The Center will provide food, showers, laundry, toiletries and other forms of assistance to the homeless in our community.
Monday and Thursday 4-5:30
Doors open @3 p.m.
The King’s Cafe
715 N. 11th St., Pekin
1st Saturday Lunch
1st Methodist Church
1315 Court Street Pekin
2nd Saturday Lunch
Normandale Reformed Church
2001 S. 2nd Street Pekin
3rd Saturday Lunch
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
101 N. 8th Street Pekin
Last Saturday Lunch
Grace United Methodist Church
601 N. 4th Street Pekin
These Pekin Outreach Initiative partners
care about their community. They serve hot meals to hungry residents with no strings attached.
Be an asset to your community by volunteering.
We can use help with donations, food prep, clean up, or serving. Contact the churches listed for how to
assist in one of our hot meal programs.
Sign up at the
Pekin Outreach Center to connect with people who could use a good friend.
Volunteer for yard work or planting flowers, We need plumbers, electricians, window washers, carpenters and cleaners as we get this building ready to support those in our community who need a meal, hot shower, and support for their next step in life.
Does your church group or organization need a group service project? Collect toiletries for our Personal Care Pantry.
Join us for a group snack pack assembly.
Provide pizza, sandwiches, or beverages for our walk-in guests.
To find out more ways to volunteer please contact:
Lynne via text at
email at mlynnejohnson120
House of Hope
Rust Transitional Shelter
UAW Sr. Citizen Center 309-347-7791
Peoria Rescue Mission
Women and Children 309-689-0915
Southside Office of Concern 309-674-7310
St. Vincent Crisis Hotline 309-677-7696
Childcare Connection 309-686-3750 Or Children’s Advocacy Cntr 309-347-6001
Christian Civic Outreach 309-347-2639
If you're a women who feels unsafe, call the Center for Prevention of Abuse: