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MissionsFest Food Drive

During MissionsFest … October 18-25

Visits to area food pantries have doubled and tripled as people have lost their jobs, been furloughed, had hours reduced, or had other economic stressors during the pandemic.  During MissionsFest, we are collecting for three area food pantries that, combined, distribute groceries to over 850 households each week!  Our goal of 10,000 lbs. of food and baby supplies will provide the needed amount of food for one week of distributions. 

Collection Times at the West Chicago Campus: 

Volunteers will safely receive your donation at a well-marked location in the church parking lot during the time slots below.  Look for the Portable Storage Container, where they will be safely stored for the duration of the collection.

  • Sunday, October 18— 8 am to 1 pm
  • Sunday, October 18—4 pm to 7 pm
  • Wednesday October 21—6 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday, October 24—9 am to Noon
  • Sunday, October 25— 8 am to 3 pm 
Collection Times for the Tri-Village Campus
  • At the Tri-Village Campus:
    • Sunday, October 18— 9:00 am to 1 pm
    • Sunday, October 25— 8 am to 1 pm 
  • Throughout the week in Streamwood
  • Throughout the week in Bartlett 

Shopping List 

You are welcome to bring an assorted box or bag of groceries or multiples of the same item. 

Most Needed Food Items
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Vegetables and Fruit
  • White Rice
  • Cereal
  • Flour / Sugar
  • Pancake Mix
  • Instant Potatoes / Mashed Potatoes
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly (especially Strawberry!)
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Soups
  • Baby Food
  • Spaghetti Noodles / Sauce (NO GLASS CONTAINERS PLEASE!)
  • Canned Tuna / Chicken 
Thanksgiving Staples
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Chicken Stovetop Stuffing
  • Corn muffin mix
  • 64 oz bottle of Apple Juice (NO GLASS CONTAINERS PLEASE!)
  • Brownie mix 
Baby Supplies
  • Diapers/Pull-ups (sizes “N”, 4, 5 and 6 are needed most!)
  • Baby Wipes  
Our Local Partners for the Food and Baby Supplies Collection

Area Food Pantries who will be blessed by our generosity include Hanover Township Pantry;  Interfaith Food Pantry serving Carol Stream, Wheaton and surrounds; also St. Andrew Church Food Pantry serving the West Chicago community.  

Caring Network Chicago is our local partner who will be blessed with the diapers and baby supplies we collect. Surplus will be shared with Safe Families connected with Wheaton Bible Church and other Safe Families in our network. 

Our goal is for 500 households to bring food items or baby supplies as part of or MissionsFest Giving Project to bless those in our community in need! 

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Wheaton Bible Church

27W500 North Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185

Tri-Village Church

1 East Bode Road, Streamwood, IL 60107