Plano High School soccer players will stop by a pop-up drive-through pantry on Saturday April 17th.
Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold the mobile pantry from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the high school, 704 W. Abe St., Plano.
The public is invited. Admission is free; Identification is not required.
Rebecca “Becky” Dunnigan, public relations and program coordinator for the pantry community, said Reaper head coach Rick Ponx and 20 players would help load $ 100 sacks of groceries into customers’ vehicles. Volunteers will follow pandemic security measures.
The Plano distribution is the seventh in a series of bi-weekly pop-up pantries held in Oswego, Montgomery and Aurora since January.
Food for 200 families is offered subject to availability. Items to distribute include granola bars, fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, noodle sauce, eggs, ground beef, cereal, applesauce, apple juice, and dinner.
Around 37 families, including 89 children, were served in the pantry in Austin Park in Montgomery on Saturday, April 10th. The next popup will appear on Saturday, May 1st, from 10am to 12pm at the White Oak Library in Crest Hill.
Aurora Interfaith Pantry works with the Fox Valley Park District, Calvary Church of Naperville, and Blessings in a Backpack of Chicago to provide free groceries to local families in the pop-ups.
Dunnigan is assisted by Rev. Kyle Dern, pastor of Calvary Outreach. He drives a church truck that transports groceries to distribution points. About 10 Calvary congregation and pantry staff help out in the pantries.
Call (630) 692-3061 or visit aurorafoodpantry.org for more information.