This soup kitchen’s goal is for no one to go hungry

Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 4:25 PM CST
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PEORIA (25News Now) - Thanksgiving calls for eating homemade food and spending time with friends and family.

Unfortunately, everyone does not have the privilege of doing so.

Sophia’s Angels Kitchen in Peoria aims to combat that. By serving their target demographic: the homeless and low-income community, the soup kitchen hosted its annual Turkey Dinner from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Thanksgiving menu featured turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberry salad and pie.

Program director Claire Crone describes the feeling as ”gratifying” when it comes to serving those who aren’t able to be with family or friends this holiday.

“We just want people to know that they’re valued, that we want to take care of them,” she said.

Crone advises those interested to keep an eye out for their Christmas event where 1,000 gift baskets will be given away.

“I just feel like a queen and that’s how we want people to feel,” she said. “We want them to know that there’s love there.”