St. Elizabeth Center

Saint Elizabeth Center is a center of Christian service. Through its various programs, it endeavors to improve the quality of the community. Responding to the call of the Gospel, the staff seeks to serve all our brothers and sisters by being open to their needs. They are called to see Christ in everyone and to respect the dignity of each person.

As we, the staff and volunteers, move forward in faith and compassion, our goal is to provide services for
support and aid in the development of personal and community goals.

Food Pantry

Our food pantry provides a 2–3 day supply of food to individuals and families in our community who are in need. Guests are required to provide:

  1. An ID for the head of the household (a driver’s license or Illinois State ID Card).
  2. For all other household members, name(s) and date(s) of birth.
  3. Proof of current address. If your address is not current on your ID, please provide a current utility bill with your name on it, or your lease with your name and address.

Guests who do not live in Winnebago County can be served only once and are referred to food pantries in their geographic area.

Food Pantry hours of operation:

Monday1:00-3:00 PM
Tuesday through Thursday1:00-2:30 PM
Friday9:30-10:30 AM

St. Elizabeth Center is a member of the Northern Illinois Food Bank. We also rely heavily on donations of food items. Food donations are accepted daily from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Clothing Closet

Clothing, shoes, and coats are provided to those in need at no cost. Shoppers are allowed to shop twice per month.

Hours of operation:

Tuesday and Wednesday9:00-11:30 AM

We accept men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing all year long. We also accept shoes and winter coats.

Donations are accepted: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM -4:00 PM.

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