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Blessing Boxes

Take what you need. Leave what you can. Blessing Boxes are for everyone - filled with food, cleaning products, hygiene products and more.



  • Eldridge - In front of Backwards Yoga on N. 2nd Street

  • Long Grove - In front of the Community Center on N. 1st Street

  • Parkview - Near corner of S. Parkview Drive & Crestview Drive

  • Princeton - In the parking lot of Zion Lutheran Church

  • McCausland - Near corner of 1st Street & S. Salina Street

  • Donahue - Near The Rusty Rooster on N. Main Street

  • Dixon - Near the basketball courts on Davenport Street

How It Works

​Local businesses, civic groups, clubs and/or families adopt a box for one month at a time. Here's what is expected during that month:

  • The box should be stocked weekly.

  • We strive to check the box 2-3 times per week.

  • Approximately 2-3 grocery bags or $80-$100 will restock the Blessing Box for a full month. 

  • We suggest shopping at places such as Aldi, Dollar Tree, Dollar General to have your money go the furthest.

  • We suggest donating the following items: canned goods, fruit cups, pasta/sauce, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, school snack items, toiletry items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. or general cleaning supplies, laundry soap, etc.

For more information or to volunteer to adopt a box for a month, please contact Marlena Urbain at

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