The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has awarded a $2,500 grant to help Christian Care feed the hungry at its Rescue Mission near downtown Rock Island.

“This grant will go a long way toward feeding the hungry and the homeless in the Quad-Cities and making life a little easier for those in need,” said Dr. Elaine Winter, the organization’s executive director.

Christian Care is a nonprofit organization operating a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. It serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison and those with mental illnesses. 

Christian Care’s Community Meal Site is located at the rescue mission at 2209 3rd Ave., Rock Island. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner Saturday and Sunday, with breakfast at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you know of someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline any hour of the day at 309-788-2273 or visit online at

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