Faith Care Center

Demonstrating the love of Christ by providing food, clothing, medical services, and counsel to those in our community who have a need.


The Faith Care Center houses the ministries of the Faith Food Pantry, Faith Compassion Clinic, and Faith Children's Clothing Closet. Established in 2009, the Care Center currently serves nearly 100 local families each month. For general questions regarding the Care Center, please contact Mark Franzen at 815-978-9503 or the Faith Community Church office at 815-865-5638.


Hours of Operation

Third Thursday of the month 5:00-7:00p
Third Saturday of the month 9:00-11:00a


Faith Food Pantry

The Faith Food Pantry exists to provide food to families in need. Through generous donations, we are able to offer food and basic supplies once per month to local families. The pantry operates on a client choice system, chosen from categories of canned, dried, frozen, refrigerated, and fresh items when available. Hair cuts are also available on each Saturday pantry day, free of charge.

Donations help to keep our food pantry going - please consider making a donation of non-perishable food items, frozen meat items, beef, pork, chicken, or venison to be processed and packaged in family friendly sizes (due to government regulations, please contact us for more details about meat donations), and monetary donations. For a list of shopping items, please download this PDF. Donations can be dropped off at the food pantry during our weekend service times or to the church office during the week.

Food Pantry Contact (Eric Mehlhausen): 815-865-5638 x37


Compassion Clinic (Third Saturday Only)

The Faith Compassion Clinic exists to demonstrate the love of Jesus by meeting the basic medical needs of those in our community who can't afford routine medical care. Clients will be seen by a nurse and a board-certified doctor of internal medicine with 25 years of experience. The kind of services you might receive from your family doctor are available in our clinic. We also have a small supply of medications for simple problems, vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria, and pneumonia, as well as flu shots during the flu season. Additionally, we can usually arrange for simple laboratory work to be done. All of these services are free of charge.

Compassion Clinic Contact (Dr. Dale Gray): 815-962-0633


Children's Clothing Closet

The Children's Clothing Closet offers shoes, hats, and clothing items for sizes birth through children's size 16; all items are available free of charge. The Clothing Closet accepts donations of new or slightly used clothing items in these sizes, and may be dropped off at the Care Center during our weekend service times or to the church office during the week. The Clothing Closet is also in need of volunteers to wash, sort, and shelve items, and to help clients shop when the Care Center is open.


Weather-Related Closings

In the event of inclement weather, a recorded up-to-date message will be made available at 815-865-5638 x37. The Care Center follows the lead of the Dakota School District for weekday closings.