Serve in Community

Feed My Starving Children Food Packing

Serve in Community

Lazarus House Mens Barbecue


´╗┐Lazarus House provides services to the homeless. On the third Friday of every month Immanuel provides meals to support this cause. Volunteers prepare Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch for the St. Charles location which serves families from all over the tri-city area. Contact Terry, with questions or to register to receive the most recent signup sheet. 


Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a not-for-profit organization founded by local churches. They serve our community by providing food and household supplies to those in need. Your financial or non-perishable food or paper product donations can be placed in the grocery cart near the Fellowship Hall. A current list of most needed items can be found at Email Mary Jo Nottke with questions. 


Northern Illinois Food Bank

The NIFB provides nutritious meals to residents in 13 counties in Northern Illinois. Join us for a volunteer food sorting & packing session! Ages 8+ are welcome. Email Jennifer with questions or to register. Regular packing sessions are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month 5:30 - 7:30 PM.

Feed My Starving Children

FMSC is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that empower communities to move from relief to development. Join us for a volunteer packing session! Anyone over the age of 5 can participate. Email Linda with questions or to register. Regular packing sessions are scheduled for the second Friday of each month 9:00 - 10:45 AM.

Jun 11 Northern Illinois Food Bank

5:30 PM-7:30 PM
273 Dearborn Ct Geneva, 60134

Jun 14 Feed My Starving Children

9:00 AM-10:45 AM
555 Exchange Ct, Aurora, 60504


Blood drives are held quarterly in January, April, July, and October. Our next Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, April 15, 3:00-6:30pm in the Versiti Bloodmobile at Immanuel's back parking lot. Each donation impacts and saves 3 lives! 


Photo ID is required. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Helpful tip: Make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

Who Can Donate? The donor must be in good health and feeling well and at least 17 years of age; 16 year-olds are eligible provided they have written approval from a parent/guardian. Donors must weigh 110 pounds or more and it is recommended to eat something within the four hours prior to the donation. Fever, persistent cough, sore throat or chest congestion disqualifies a donor. There must be eight [8] weeks between regular whole blood donations. Waiting period must be sixteen [16] weeks after double red cell apheresis: seven [7] days after platelet apheresis. Donors taking medications may be deferred from donating due to their underlying medical condition. Check with the Heartland staff for acceptability. Travel to certain parts of the world may be cause for deferral. Check with the Heartland staff to determine eligibility.

Versiti Highland Blood Centers. Quarterly blood drives are held on site at Immanuel Lutheran Church. These drives are hosted by Versiti Blood Centers, area locations include 1200 N. Highland Ave., Aurora, or 2000 W. State St., Unit 1E, Geneva.

Contact Laura Klein with questions