Outreach Ministries

Backpack Food Program

Six years ago, Fox Valley Christian Church started a weekend backpack program to feed families within the Batavia School District who are displaced or are in situations where securing food for their families is very challenging. School staff identify children who are in these difficult situations, and this information is passed along to the district’s Community Outreach Coordinator. Currently, 52 families are being served (200 people). Due to the increased demand for the program, Fox Valley Christian asked to partner with area churches. During Lent, we will be collecting food for this program.

Week of Donation: April 21 canned fruit

Donations for The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

April 28: Fragrance Free Detergent, Hand Soap, Shampoo

May 5: Disposable Razors, Toothbrushes (medium), Tooth Paste

May 12: Canned fruit, Canned vegetables

May 19: Garbage Bags (13 gallon), Zip Lock Bags,

May 26: Sugar, Cooking oil. Tomato Paste

The Batavia Apartments:

Toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, napkins, and garbage bags and items for residents to make Fathers’ Day Baskets.

Feed My Starving Children

On May 24 (Friday), join us for the 6:00 to 7:30 shift at Feed My Starving Children. Minimum age is 5. The sign-up sheet is on the Bulletin Board. Address: 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL

Love Our River Day

Love our River Day- Volunteer to help out at the Friends of the Fox’s and the City of Batavia’s annual cleanup along the Fox River. Meet at the Blackard Skate-park at 8:30 (east side of Rt. 25 1/3 mile south of Wilson St.). Volunteer to cleanup, collect litter data, or help with the event. The event ends at noon.  Afterward, lunch is provided. Register at: https://friendsofthefoxriver.org/event/batavia-love-our-river-day-river-cleanup-and-community-celebration/