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Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry

Providing Food and Clothing for Batavia Families in Need
Over 30 Years of Charitable Service to the Batavia Community
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Description

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 the column to the right 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.Our pantry requires 900 worker hours each month to fill our client shopping hours and food collection and stocking needs.
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, it's directors, staff, volunteers, and suppliers.  


PANTRY BOARD



We are in need of Board Members and Committee Members from the local community who can donate 3-6 hours a month to provide their knowledge and support for the oversight, operation and promotion of the pantry. Currently, several committees have no chair and most do not have enough members. There are numerous opportunities, and the sky is the limit on what can be accomplished if we had a few more active members. See Annoucements/Community Involvement to learn more about the Pantry and becoming a board member.Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Pantry, located at 100 Flinn St., Batavia. The meetings begin promptly at 7pm and are targeted to last one hour, although we