Aurora’s Traveling Pantry is handing out free food from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, May 15.
The Aurora Area Interfaith Pantry will host a drive-through pop-up giveaway at Fischer Middle School, 1305 Long Grove Drive, Aurora.
Residents are invited. Admission is free. An ID is not required.
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.
Rebecca “Becky” Dunnigan, pantry community outreach and program coordinator, said customers don’t have to leave their vehicles to get groceries. Volunteers in the pantry, following pandemic safety measures, load $ 100 bags of groceries into customers’ vehicles.
The event marks Interfaith’s ninth bi-weekly mobile pantry since January. Previous passages have been in Aurora, Oswego, Montgomery, Plano, and Crest Hill. At Crest Hill, approximately 150 local families, including 273 children, were given free groceries, books, candy, toilet paper, and hygiene products.
Interfaith is working 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, Golgotha public affairs pastor. He drives a church truck that transports groceries to distribution points. About 10 volunteers, including Golgotha congregation and pantry staff, help in the pantries.
Call (630) 692-3061 or visit aurorafoodpantry.org for more information.