Jesus’s disciples asked him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink, or when did we see you a stranger and welcome you or naked and clothe you?” And Jesus replied, “Truly I say to you, as you did so to the least of my brothers, you did so to me.”
Horizons Soup Kitchen
Located at 224 S. 8th Street in downtown Quincy, Horizons is a 5-day-a-week soup kitchen that serves well over 100 hot meals a day. Staffed by professional and faithful leaders, and supported by hundreds of volunteers from 15 partner churches, Horizons is an independent 501(c)3 and the only full-time soup kitchen within a 100 mile radius. Horizons also provides a food pantry on Mondays.
The Salvation Army
Every year, during the holiday season, St. John’s partners with our local Salvation Army for their annual Toy Drive and Christmas Campaign. Thousands of toys are collected and organized for distribution, and our youth and adults participate in the red kettle campaign throughout the city. Proceeds help support the John Gardner Stevenson Family Emergency Shelter and Family Services Center.
St. John’s partners with the One Step Community Garden Program through Hy-Vee on Broadway. Through this partnership, we’re growing healthy and organic vegetables for harvest and distribution to various food pantries throughout our city. Our harvest also serves the kitchen at Horizons Soup Kitchen and it provides an outreach opportunity for several service groups throughout our community.
In addition to our primary work with Horizons, The Salvation Army, and the One Step Garden, the adults and youth of St. John’s work with various ministries throughout the year.