‘Souper Bowl’ February 4th to profit Aurora Meals Pantry

The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry is hosting its “Souper Bowl” fundraising event as a virtual event on Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $ 40 each and are available now at www.aurorafoodpantry.org.

Anyone interested in learning more about how the Aurora Food Pantry is impacting our community and how they can get more involved is encouraged to attend.

The hour-long online event features stories from pantry customers, volunteers, and staff, as well as a special message from US Representative Lauren Underwood.

During the event, attendees can bid on live and silent auction items.

Auction items can be previewed on the website at www.aurorafoodpantry.org/souperbowl.

A limited number of raffle tickets are also available. The price of a Yeti cooler of wine and liquor worth over $ 600, a $ 100 Visa gift card, and $ 50 gift certificates from Gillersons Grubbery and K&S Supper Club. The winner will be announced at the event, but an event ticket is not required to purchase a competition ticket.

The competition tickets are priced at $ 50 each and can be purchased by texting RAFFLE (833) 635-1660.

Sponsorship opportunities are another important way to support the pantry’s work. They range from $ 500 to $ 10,000. Both individuals and organizations can choose to become sponsors.

Proceeds from the event will support the pantry’s mission to bring fresh, healthy food to over 53,000 local families.

“This fundraiser is critical to ensuring that the pantry is in a strong place to meet the needs of our community in 2021,” said Dave Bohman, chairman of the board. “Your support helps hungry children, hardworking parents who are struggling to make ends meet, fixed income seniors, and others affected by the COVID-19 crisis in the greater Aurora area.

Aurora Area’s interfaith food pantry employs a food saving program, partnership with food banks, and a strong sense of financial responsibility to bring all donations as far as possible. For every dollar donated, the pantry delivers $ 80 worth of groceries.

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry was founded in 1981 and operates one of the largest pantries in northern Illinois. 3.4 million pounds of food is distributed to approximately 196,000 individuals annually. Aurora Food Pantry’s mission is to end local hunger by making sure everyone has access to enough nutritious food, thereby keeping the entire community healthy and productive. For more information, visit www.aurorafoodpantry.org, call (630) 897-2127 and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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