Gap Ministries

There are currently 12 Gap Ministries in our community that partner with One Body Collaboratives. Gap Ministries are hosted within local churches in the Rockford area.  With the assistance of One Body Collaboratives, the church identified a need in the community that they would like to fill.  As individuals in need are referred to the One Body Collaboratives Resource Center, we are able to set appointments for these individuals to pick up needed items at the appropriate Gap Ministry Church location. 

Each year our Gap Ministries provide over $30,000 in resources to local families. This ranges from paper products, to baby items, school supplies, household items and more. We continually assess where our Gap Ministries are located and where there are additional Gaps in community services. When we cannot locate resources to meet needs, we look to our partner churches to fill the gaps. When there is a high need for a specific resource, we can then ask our partner churches to consider creating a ministry to help fill that gap in the community.

If your church is interested in starting a Gap Ministry to fill a community need, or if you would like to donate items to our Gap Ministries, please contact Mary Cacioppi, Executive by email at

To purchase items that are most neeed by our Gap Ministries, view our Amazon Wish List here:
Items can be purchased and shipped directly to our office for distribution. 

To view our list of items provided by our Gap Ministries, click here. 

One Body Collaboratives Partner Church Gap Ministries

Baby Angel Closets
Host Churches: Willow Creek Presbyterian
Items Needed: Baby Wipes, Diapers, Diaper Rash Cream, Baby Wash, Bottles

Hope Closet (Household Items)
Host Church: Forest City Fellowship
Items Needed: Plates (set of four), Glasses (set of four), Small saucepan, Frying pan, Silverware          

Paper Angel Closets
Host Churches: Bethany Presbyterian, Brooke Road UMC, Church of the Holy Spirit, New Life UMC
Items Needed: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Facial Tissues, Deodorant

Clothing Closet
Host Church: Salem Lutheran 
Items Needed: Socks (children’s/men/women’s) NEW ONLY, Underwear (children’s/men/women’s) NEW ONLY, Clothing for men, women and children (gently used) seasonal preferred.

School Supply Closet
Host Church: Central Christian
Items Needed: #2 Pencils, 24-count Crayons, Washable Markers, Spiral or Composition Notebooks (wide and college ruled), Folders

Just In Time Food (Food Pantry)
Host Church: First Evangelical Covenant
Items Needed: Cereal, Mac N Cheese, Soup, Rice, Spaghetti sauce/ spaghetti, Canned meat, $20 Food Vouchers

Linens Closet
Host Church: Redeemer Lutheran 
Items Needed: Pillows, Bedding, Sheets, Blankets, Curtains, Bath Towels

Project Undercover
Host Church: Heartland 
Items Needed: Undergarments