Aurora Units Up Cell Pantry To Break Down Limitations And Assist Households In Bother – CBS Denver
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The City of Aurora is partnering with Aurora Interfaith Community Services to distribute 1,000 free boxes of groceries each week with a new mobile pantry. Claudine McDonald, manager of community relations, told CBS4 executives at Mekialaya White that they recently conducted a survey during their COVID-19 recovery and found that the biggest problem people are facing is unemployment, rent assistance and access to food are.
McDonald knew that once they identified those needs they could tangibly help.
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“It is unfortunate that in 2020 people are concerned about feeding their families. And that’s not a new concern. It is making headlines right now and we need to be aware of the issues, ”she said.
The first event will take place on Wednesday May 20 at Aurora Central High School, 11700 E. 11th Ave. The next will be on Wednesday May 27th at Hinkley High School, 1250 Chambers Road. Distribution begins every day at 10 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. or until all food has been served.
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When driving to the mobile pantry, you will be asked to stay in your car and wait for your turn. Do not park or leave your vehicle. You will be asked to show ID and fill out some documents using your tablet. Volunteers then load boxes into your car for you.
There will even be social, detached services for the homeless. McDonald says it’s about breaking down barriers. “There are already so many barriers and that is why we want to make it possible for people to have access to food.”
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The city is also looking for various partners to continue its efforts. For more information on additional mobile pantry appointments or help, please visit AuroraGov.org/MobileFoodPantry.