Calling all Foodies! This is the place to volunteer for hunger-related projects, OR to help feed volunteers at other projects.

Churches on the Street

We meet every Monday night at 6:00 pm (during the winter) and 6:30 pm during the spring/summer and help those homeless with food, clothing, blankets, toiletries, etc, encouragement, the Word and other practical resources.
We are a faith based non profit organization. A collaboration of Christian people who love God and believe according to His word that we're to help the poor, the lost and the hurting.
We help not only the homeless and the hurting who crosses our paths but our focus is also human trafficking rescue and restore education and disaster relief.
We represent many churches, denominations, races; The Kingdom.
We believe that the Word of God changes lives and through our own testimonies we're able to positively influence those we come in contact with on the streets.
We believe the great commission to go into all the world and preach the gospel and that includes our own backyard.
COTS is here to ignite people out of their church seats and into the streets helping those in need.
All are welcome!!
Contact Ralph Valdes at 618.251.0041 or Angela Valdes at 618.558.6433, Office 618.251.0039 or for more information.

When: Monday & Thursday Nights

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Ralph Valdes at 618.251.0041

Free Lunch Fridays

cooking and serving every Friday at Immanuel United Methodist Church(Edwardsville)---come feed the hungry in our community!

When: Fridays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Immanuel United Methodist Church in Edwardsville, 800 North Main Street, Edwardsville, IL

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Mobile Market

Help unpack and distribute surplus produce and other items to the needy in Granite City

When: first Tuesday of every month, approx 9:30a-1pm
Where: 2542 E 25th St. Granite City(parking lot of Trinity United Mathodist Church)

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Pack a Sack – Twigs

Packing non-perishable food items to be sent home for the weekend with school children in Granite City Thursday nights during the school year. Also need drivers to deliver sacks to Granite City Schools on Fridays during the school year.

When: 7 pm Thursdays, Friday mornings during the school year
Where: 2542 E 25th St, Granite City(Trinity United Methodist Church)

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Project 612 – Edwardsville School District Lunch

Uneaten prepackaged food, destined for school cafeteria trash bins, is collected & distributed to the needy through local public aid agencies. We intend to minimize wasted cafeteria food by redirecting it to those in need.
Edwardsville school district parents are needed to help on select dates. Please contact via facebook.

Where: Edwardsville Schools

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Soup for the Soul

Serving food, prayer and spiritual support every Monday-Wednesday at House of Hope in Cottage Hills

When: Monday-Wednesday, 10-1
Where: 1201 Hope Center Lane, Cottage Hills, IL

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