Metropolis of Aurora, which gives meals to these in want throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

AURORA, IL – The city of Aurora is providing food aid to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since the pandemic began, Aurora has hosted seven food giveaways that provide families with fresh meat, produce, and dairy products.

“I’m out here today to pick up food for my grandparents because they don’t like going out because of Covid, because they’re worried about getting sick,” said Andrew Sierakowski.

This time, one hundred employees volunteered to carefully load each box and give the people a friendly wave.

“I think it’s a great thing. There isn’t much to ask and we’re going through tough times right now. At any point in time, this could be me. So it’s good to just help, ”said volunteer Irasema Woerman-Godinec.

Police chief Kristen Ziman saw the demand grow. Out of 800 families served at the first event in May through 1500 on Tuesday. While the need is great, the giving is great too.

“I think it’s just about being human and caring and giving to others. I think people recognize the challenges everyone goes through – and when we reach and lift other people, that’s how we will go through it, “Ziman said.

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