Aurora Pantry delivers meals packing containers to native residents

AURORA, IL – The Aurora Area Interfaith Pantry is now delivering boxes of groceries to residents unable to leave their homes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The program, called Pantry To-Go, allows residents to sign up to receive a weekly box of nutritional supplements, according to a press release. Volunteers deliver hands-free every Monday between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The coronavirus pandemic caused “an extraordinary increase in the number of people who needed our help,” and many people do not have a car to access the pantry’s drive-thru distribution events, the press release said. Many others are unable to leave their homes due to health issues due to restrictions and quarantines related to coronavirus.

Call Volunteer Coordinator Marcy Robles at 630-692-3056 or email [email protected] to sign up for an additional grocery box or to volunteer.

Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness of the millions of Americans who are starving. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimated that by 2020 more than 50 million Americans would not have enough nutritious foods to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a social patch project. Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how to donate in your community or find a pantry near you.

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