Operating since 2009, SNSOP’s pantry distributes food each week to families and individuals with low incomes. In 2016, SNSOP began offering a client-choice format, considered a best practice food pantry standard. Our families have the opportunity to choose their own foods. Client choice eliminates waste as people take only what they need. It allows them to tailor the assistance they receive to be the best possible fit for their own needs.
We provide FREE clothing to children, women and men in need who are referred to us through any human service organization, school or church. We believe clothing can open the door to a better future by providing the confidence needed to ace a job interview, project a healthy self- image in a social situation or stay safe from inclement weather.
S.O.S. (Save Our Students)
We provide an emergency food & hygiene program for displaced or homeless students. We partner with the social worker in the local schools. Our goal is to provide the children with shelf-stable nutritious food.
"No Child Wet Behind" Diaper Bank
The diaper project helps provide clean diapers to low-income families with infants to toddler-age children in Madison County, IL.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Soup-n-Share is a registered site for this program, and we provide job skills which allow participants to work at our location. We are able to provide job skill opportunities for 5-8 individuals. In exchange, the workers are funded from the state government.
Senior Box Program
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) boxes contain nutrient-rich foods to low-income seniors 60 yrs and older. This program prevents many area seniors from having to choose between paying for food or other necessities, such as medicine or utilities.
Court Ordered Community Service
We are a worksite with the Community Service Program in Madison & St. Clair County to provide the court with an alternative to incarceration and to achieve the Illinois Constitution's objective of this court-imposed penalty, which is to restore the offender to useful citizenship. At our worksite, offenders perform unskilled, semi-skilled, and professional services depending upon individual abilities and our needs at the time of their service.
Adopt-a-Family is a program administered by Soup-n-Share Outreach that supports a family in need for twelve months. It is a unique program for families who have experienced a devastating tragedy or crisis during the past year.
This scholarship fund was established in memory of NiaMichelle Hilbert. We wish to honor her legacy and continue her work by demonstrating the love she showed for the Madison community through supporting young people striving to further their education. Our goal is to provide scholarships for at least 4 students annually from Madison High School.