Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Lunch Buddies

It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their Bigs meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.

“Lunch Buddies” meet with their Little for ½ hour during the child’s lunch period at school a minimum of twice a month.

It’s Teacher-Approved.

Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are the teachers. They see students come back from their time with their Big filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn and eager to succeed.

Lunch Buddies Schools


  • Roosevelt Magnet 
  • Harrison Primary
  • Washington Intermediate
  • Whittier Primary
  • Mark Bills Middle School 
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Rolling Acres Middle School
  • Von Steuben Middle School
  • Sterling Middle School
  • Lindbergh Middle School
  • Northmoor Primary
  • Charter Oak Primary
  • Franklin Primary
  • Quest Charter Academy 
  • Mossville Elementary
  • Glen Oak Primary School 
  • Trewyn Middle School


  • Westview Elementary 
  • Eastview Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Ingersoll Middle School


  • Gale Elementary
  • Steele Elementary
  • Lombard Middle School
  • King Elementary


You can mail your donation to:

Heart of Illinois
Big Brothers Big Sisters
1020 S. Matthew Street
Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 637-1771

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Heart of Illinois
Big Brothers Big Sisters