Fill the Altar 

In the spirit of Community and Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 12th we are holding our annual “Fill the Altar” event.

Please help us support the Grafton Food Pantry with food and other necessities.  Our goal is to Fill the Altar on Sunday, November 12th with the items we collect.

The items that Grafton Food Pantry currently needs the most are:  Pancake Syrup, Mashed Potatoes, Rice, Stuffing Mix, Skillet Meals, Canned Pasta, Condiments, Canned Chicken, Baking Supplies, Baked Beans.

Volunteers are needed to deliver the items collected to the Grafton Food Pantry.



  • Broths, Dried or Canned Soups

  • Rice, Pasta & Pasta Sauces

  • Crackers & Cookies

  • Peanut Butter, Jellies, Honey

  • Dry or Hot Cereals

  • Baking Supplies

  • (Flour, Sugar, Oil, Chocolate Chips, Packaged Mixes, Corn Meal)

  • Condiments and Seasonings

  • (Ketchup, Salsa, Mustard, BBQ Sauce, Garlic Salt, Garlic powder, Pepper, Paprika, Taco seasoning,)



  • Gas cards and Gift Cards for local stores

  • Paper Towels, Tissues, Toilet Paper

  • Hand Sanitizer & Household Cleaning Products

  • Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap & Sponges

  • Glass or Plastic Food Bags & Storage Containers

  • Garbage Bags of all sizes

  • Aluminum Foil & Plastic Wrap

  • Body Wash, Deodorant, Lotions

  • Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Combs, Brushes, Hair Products

  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Dental Floss

  • Razors & Shaving Cream

  • Feminine Hygiene Products

With every $1 donated, The Grafton Food Pantry has the buying power of $8 at the Northern Illinois Food Bank.