Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry is a registered IRS 501 (c) (3) organization, and as such, donations may be tax deductible.
Cash donations provide great benefits to the Pantry and to you (see http://plainfieldfoodpantry.org/home/top_reasons_to_consider_a_cash_donation). Checks should be made out to Plainfield Food Pantry and either mailed or dropped off at
Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry
22525 W. Lockport Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
Or you can now donate online using the button in the green section to the left on the website.
Donate food and other items for distribution
The pantry welcomes direct donation of un-opened food and other non-perishables that have not exceed the expiration date. Frozen foods are also welcome - please call to confirm freezer availability and to schedule drop-off.
Individual donations may be delivered to Hometown Fitness at 16108 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For food drives and other larger donations, please call to schedule an appointment for delivery or pick-up.
The following items are regularly distributed by the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry. Those highlighted in orange are currently on our list of most needed items.
|Food||Personal Hygiene||Child Care||Other|
|Canned Meal (Spaghetti O's, chili, etc.)||Toothpaste / Mouthwash & Dental Floss||Diapers - all sizes||Household Cleaners|
|Canned vegetable||Shampoo & Conditioner||Pull-Ups - all sizes||Disinfectant Wipes|
|Canned fruit||Soap||Formula||Paper Towels|
|Flour / Sugar||Laundry Detergent||Baby Wipes||Toilet Paper|
|Pasta / Pasta Sauce||Denture Products||Jarred baby food||Tissues / Kleenex|
Rice / Rice Meals
|Shaving Products||Dish Soap|
|Boxed Potatoes||Feminine Hygiene|
Please refer to the Tips/Suggestions tab for more information on organizing a donations drive.
Where do your donations go?
To minimize overhead expenses, the pantry has no paid employees. Our facilities and many of our utilities and services have been donated by our generous sponsors and partners. As a result, over 82% of 2009 expenditures went directly to puchasing items distributed to over 250 clients. Through our partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, our purchasing dollars are extended as much as ten-fold versus retail purchase prices.
Our assistance is primarily directed to aid the people with Plainfield addresses. See the current District 202 map. However, under special circumstances as determined by the Pantry Board, assistance might reach outside Plainfield. Particularly, in the case of a national disaster, flood, or hurricane, etc. the Board might vote to make some sort of contribution to relief efforts.