AURORA, IL – For the fourth time this summer, volunteers and city officials will be setting up in Aurora’s Phillips Park on Monday to distribute groceries to hundreds of families.
“Our pop-up pantries are a mixed blessing,” said Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin in August. “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.”
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The Phillips Park pop-up pantry is sponsored by the City of Aurora along with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, Quad County Urban League, and Ald. Ted Mesiacos, representing Aurora’s 3rd District.
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, estimates that by 2020 more than 54 million Americans will 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.