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Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry is a registered IRS 501 (c) (3) organization, and as such, donations may be tax deductible.

Financial Donations

Cash donations greatly benefit you and the Pantry (see 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 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 exceeded 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 Meals (Spaghetti O's, chili, etc.) Toothpaste / Mouthwash & Dental Floss Diapers - all sizes - small sizes
Household Cleaners
Canned vegetable Shampoo & Conditioner Pull-Ups - all sizes Disinfectant Wipes
Canned fruit


Formula Paper Towels
Flour / Sugar Laundry Detergent Baby Wipes Toilet Paper
Pasta / Pasta Sauce Denture Products Jarred baby food Tissues / Kleenex
Soup Deodorant   Garbage Bags

Shaving Products   Dish Soap
Boxed Potatoes Feminine Hygiene    
Breakfast Cereal Depends    
Cooking Oil      

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, approximately 80% of 2015 expenditures went directly to purchasing items distributed directly to our 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 living within the Plainfield School District 202 boundaries. See the current District 202 map. However, under special circumstances as determin ed 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.

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