As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect our communities, food insecurity continues to rise. Aurora comes back together to fill the void.
The city of Aurora will host its fourth community-wide pop-up pantry starting Monday, September 14th at 9:00 am at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive.
The contactless distribution of drive-thru groceries will supply 1,200 families with groceries.
The food distribution provided by the Federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program includes boxes of fresh and high-quality meat, dairy products and products.
“Our pop-up pantries are a mixed blessing,” said Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin. “We are excited to provide this much-needed service to our community, but it is disheartening to see the need continue to grow during this pandemic. Fortunately, through our partnerships, we have the ability and opportunity to help. “
Volunteers are needed to help distribute the food. The registry is open at www.aurora-il.org/service.
The pop-up pantry is a partnership between the City of Aurora, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, Quad County Urban League, and Ward 3 Alderman Ted Mesiacos.
SOURCE: Aurora City Press Release