Why We Serve


The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization founded by local churches. Its purpose is to serve the needs of our community. Those who have lost a job, are underemployed, disabled, homeless or just have a need, may come to the pantry for food and household supplies.

When you have time, please volunteer.
When you have extra, please share.

FOOD: a list of most needed items is below.
CLOTHING: all sizes, all ages, including XXL
MONETARY DONATIONS: Every dollar counts.
A $1 donation buys $8 of food from the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

When you are in need, please come.

BIFP Newsletter

The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry newsletter is a quarterly publication. It aims to keep community members aware of the ongoing BIFP needs, activities, and planned events. If you have an activity, event,  or anecdote that you feel should be included in one of the upcoming newsletters please click on the envelope icon in the lower right of this page and send a note to the Pantry Staff.
You can access the October 2019 newsletter here.

Feeding the Hungry

“Feeding the Hungry” –  a poem by Marnie Mamminga (pantry volunteer).

  • Cereal
  • Fruit Juice
  • Tuna Fish
  • Canned Chili
  • Pancake Mix
  • Syrup
  • Plain Pasta
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • White Rice
  • Condensed Soup (vegetable, chicken noodle)
  • Ready to Eat Soups (all types)
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Ketchup and Mustard
  • Salad Dressing (Ranch and Italian)
  • Packaged Potatoes (Mashed, Scalloped)
  • Bars of Bath Soap
  • Kitchen Garbage Bag (13 gallon)
  • Ziplock Bags – all sizes
  • Paper Napkins
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby Food – all stages
  • Baby Formula
  • Applesauce
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Cooking oil
  • Tomato Paste
  • Spaghetti Sauce (jar)
  • Canned Beans (Garbanzo, Black, Kidney)
  • Canned Fruit (all types)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Strawberry and Grape Jelly
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Bodywash
  • Disposable Razors
  • Deodorant/Antiperspirant
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes (medium)
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Feminine Products (pads/tampons)

Events 2020

Batavia Environmental Commission Expo and Movie Night

Batavia Park District Easter Egg Hunt and Food Drive

TBD – Food Sharing Days – Jewel-Osco and Berkeley Finer Foods

May 9 – USPS “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

TBD – Food Sharing Days – Trader Joe’s

TBD – Batavia MainStreet Farm to Table Community Dinner fundraiser for BIFPCC.

TBD – Farmers’ Market – booth.

TBD – DuKane ABATE – Toy and Food Drive

TBD – 6:00 – 8:00 pm –  Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

TBD – Batavia MainStreet  Bat Fest – booth.

Nov 26 – Fox River Trail Runners Fox & Turkey Run. Fundraiser for BIFPCC.

Batavia Park District Celebration of Lights – booth.

Contact Us

If you have a question or wish to volunteer send us an email and we will get back to you asap.

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