St. John's Breadline


In Springfield

430 N. 5th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 528-6098

St. John's Breadline in Springfield serves a hot, nutritious meal in a clean, positive environment. People broken by life's struggles come in each day to fill their hunger of body and soul. Yet, despite their sorrows, they share conversations over a meal in a dining room filled with light, music, and colorful people. Without these accessible meals, our guests would spend too much time seeking food security instead of jobs, education, and the relationships that help weave them into our community. The St. John's Breadline serves over 200,000 meals annually.

  • Average cost of each meal served is $2.00.
  • Donations of food, time and money support the program.
  • Each donation of $20.00 provides 10 meals to the hungry men, women and children of Springfield.

Current hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-10:00am & 2:00pm-4:00pm & Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-1:30pm- Holidays 10:30am-1:30pm

Volunteer Information

The St. John’s Breadline has volunteer opportunities available seven days a week. Shifts are available Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shifts are also available on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Groups are welcome. Special Holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day must be scheduled.

Thanks for helping serve those most in need in your community!

Click here for Volunteer Application which can be e-mailed to Shawna Harris, St. John's Breadline supervisor, at

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