Food Pantry

The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, volunteer agency directed and operated by community and local church volunteers residing throughout the greater Fox Valley area. It is also a member of the Northern Illinois Food Bank Cooperative. Those who visit and use the Food Pantry are our neighbors and friends, people with disabilities, seniors, low income families, and families whose member(s) have lost their jobs.
Once a client/family has been certified they may use the Pantry once a month. In addition, all clients may come during the last half hour of operation on any day the Pantry is open for produce and bakery items. The Pantry is also open to all clients each Saturday morning, see right column for hours and available items.
The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry has been open for over 30 years. It is currently serving over 1,200 individuals each month. This would not be possible without the active support of community volunteers and donors who so selflessly donate their time, effort, and money.

Mission Statement

The Pantry and Closet together comprise a not-for-profit organization sponsored by various Batavia churches and the community at large. Its purpose is to provide food, non-food household and personal items, and clothing for those individuals and families residing in Batavia and Batavia Township who are in need. The Pantry’s not-for-profit operations fall under the “The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act” of 1996 which clarifies that clients accept all donations with a clear understanding that they will hold harmless the Pantry, its directors, staff, volunteers, and suppliers.


Events 2016

Cub Pack 112 Food Drive
April 24

USPS ‘Stamp Out  Hunger’ Food Drive
May 14

Food Sharing Days
April 30th –  May 1st (Jewel and Berkeley)

Athletes against Hunger Food Drive
Saturday, July 30th

ABATE Food & Toy Drive
Sunday, Oct. 9

Batfest
Saturday, Oct. 22.
Pantry volunteers will be accepting food and cash donations.

Festival of LIghts
Sunday, Nov. 27: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Pantry volunteers will be accepting food and cash donations.

Food Sharing Days
Trader Joe’s
Saturday, July 23: 10:00am – 4:00pm (staffed by Moose Lodge)
Sunday, July 24: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Walmart
Friday, September 16: 10:00am – 4:00pm – (staffed by Lions Club)
Saturday, September 17: 10:00am – 4:00pm (staffed by Moose Lodge)
Sunday, September 18: 10:00am – 4:00pm (staffed by Moose Lodge)

PrintThe Fox & Turkey Run
Don’t forget this proud Batavia Thanksgiving Day tradition, now in its 20th year.
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Register online on their website.