Compelling Community. Growing Disciples. Reaching Our Neighbors. Located in Wheaton, IL.

Encourage those in need by donating nonperishable food items and paper products at Faith Covenant Church, Sunday, June 21, 1:00-3:00 pm.

There are two easy options for giving:

Option 1- Donate ANY AMOUNT of nonperishable food items or paper products. Volunteers will receive the donations and take them to the food pantry. The volunteers will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Option 2-Donate A FULL BOX of nonperishable food items or paper products. (Filling a box is a great way to get kids involved!)

  1. Pick up a box and shopping list following the parking lot Worship Service on Sunday, May 31, 4:30 pm or June 1-4, 1:00-3:00 pm.
  2. Purchase the items on the list and fill up the box.
  3. Drop the box off at Church, Sunday, June 21, 1:00-3:00 pm.

Ideas for involving children/grandchildren:

  • Because children are no longer allowed in grocery stores, grown up(s) will need to purchase the items. Put them away in the pantry with your other dried goods. Then have the children go through the list and gather the items. (Another option is to hide the food items throughout the house and have the children hunt for them, as if on a scavenger hunt.)
  • Have the children decorate the box with crayons, markers or stickers. Have them color or write cards of encouragement to go inside the box.
  • Have the kids use their organizational skills to fit everything inside the box. It will be like a puzzle.
  • Pray for the people who will receive the food. Ask God to let them know of His love and provision.

Shopping list to fill the box (approximately $30 at Aldi):

  • 1 bag of trail mix or dried fruit
  • 1 box of granola bars
  • 1 box of pasta
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce
  • 1 box of macaroni and cheese
  • 3 cans of tuna
  • 2 cans of vegetables
  • 2 cans of fruit
  • 2 cans of beans
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 2 cans of tomato sauce
  • 2 paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, paper plates, etc.)

Additional items appreciated:
All of the above items
Diapers (all sizes)
Oil, dried beans, chicken or beef bouillon, rice, nuts, jelly or honey, quick cooking oatmeal

Note: The food drive is in support of Immanuel Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 29W260 Batavia Road, Warrenville, IL 60555. They are currently serving 150 households a week (500-600 individuals a month).