Why We Serve




The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization founded by various 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.
The current copy of the newsletter is available for download.

Current Needs

(For a more detailed list please see Donations on the Donate Page)

  • 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 2018

Mar 10 – Batavia Environmental Commission Expo and Movie Night: “Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste”
6:00 pm Expo and presentation by Food Pantry
7:00 pm Movie

Mar 24 – Batavia Park District Easter Egg Hunt and Food Drive
9:45 am West Main Park

Apr 14-15 Food Sharing Days at Jewel-Osco and Berkeley Finer Foods

May 12 – USPS “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive

Jul 21-22 – Food Sharing Days Trader Joe’s

Aug 5 – Farm to Table Batavia Community Dinner
net proceeds to go to the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet. Check here for details.

National Hunger Awareness Month

Oct  14  ABATE – Toy and Food Drive

Oct 13  Crop Walk

Oct 16  Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Oct 27  Batavia MainStreet’s Bat Fest, Hay Ride and Food Drive

Nov 22  The Fox & Turkey Run

Nov 25  Batavia Park District Festival of Lights
4:00-7:00 pm Batavia River Walk and Peg Bond Center

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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