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Catholic Charities - Food Pantry and Resale Store

Who We Are

Catholic Charities, serving our community since 1944, is a not for profit, licensed and nationally social service accredited agency.  The mission of providing help and hope to individuals, couples and families in need welcomes clients, employees, Advisory Board Members and volunteers of all faiths. 

The mission of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is to:

Extend to all the healing and empowering presence of Jesus.


The agency’s main building is located at 247 West Prairie Avenue and the phone number is 428-3458.

The agency’s twelve programs are offered free of charge or at affordable rates.  These programs include MEALS ON WHEELS, FAITH IN ACTION, STRONG FOR LIFE, A MATTER OF BALANCE, a FOOD PANTRY, and a RESALE STORE that are supported by volunteer assistance.  Other established programs are Professional Counseling Solutions, Student Assistance Counseling, Eldercare Options, Elderly Guardianship, MedAssist and Legal Services, centered on family law. 


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What We Do

The Catholic Charities Food Pantry has been in operation since 1983 and provides emergency food assistance to people in need.  Individuals can receive food assistance once a month - or additionally if a disaster has occurred.  Individuals and families receive a variety of fresh, frozen, diary, and non-persishable items in quanities intended to last 2 to 3 days. Food and monetary donations are gladly accepted.  Please contact the food pantry for more information.

The Catholic Charities Resale Store has been in operation since the 1950's.  A large selection of new and gently used merchandise is available for sale to the general public at low nominal prices.  Clothing is also provided free of charge to individuals and families who are financially insecure and present a referral/voucher for assistance.  Donations of clothing and small household items are gladly accepted M-Thurs from 8:30 to 3:30 and Friday from 8:30 to 12:00.  There is something for everyone at the Resale Store......"Where Shoppers Get a Resale Deal With a Boutique Feel."

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Address Information
239 W. Prairie
Decatur, IL 62523
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:30
Contact: Robin Murray
Contact Title: Supervisor
Phone: 217-428-3458 x235
Fax: 217-233-5584
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