At Restoration Urban Ministries, residents are nourished.

  • Each week, three lunches are served to Restoration staff, residents, and their families.
  • Residents may also cook their own meals during the kitchen’s open hours each afternoon and evening.
  • The kitchen is operated by Restoration residents as a part of their mandated work hours during their stay.
  • This kitchen facility was built entirely from volunteer labor. 100% of the equipment was donated by local businesses.
  • The food served in the kitchen is donated by area businesses or purchased through the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. During the summer months a portion comes from the new Hope Garden built in 2011.