2,500 Aurora families receive free Thanksgiving meals

  • Stacks of turkeys, potatoes and prepared meals wait to be loaded into trunks at a pop-up drive-through Thanksgiving meal giveaway to 2,500 families at Phillips Park in Aurora Saturday.

      Stacks of turkeys, potatoes and prepared meals wait to be loaded into trunks at a pop-up drive-through Thanksgiving meal giveaway to 2,500 families at Phillips Park in Aurora Saturday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • About 150 people volunteered to help at a pop-up drive-through Thanksgiving meal giveaway to 2,500 families at Phillips Park in Aurora Saturday.

      About 150 people volunteered to help at a pop-up drive-through Thanksgiving meal giveaway to 2,500 families at Phillips Park in Aurora Saturday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain gives the thumbs-up sign as he volunteers with his family at a pop-up drive-through Thanksgiving meal giveaway to 2,500 families at Phillips Park in Aurora Saturday.

      Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain gives the thumbs-up sign as he volunteers with his family at a pop-up drive-through Thanksgiving meal giveaway to 2,500 families at Phillips Park in Aurora Saturday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 11/21/2020 6:28 PM

The city of Aurora Saturday held its sixth pop-up pantry since the pandemic set in, using this one to give away 2,500 meals, complete with a turkey.

"Food insecurity continues to be a significant challenge for our families," Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said in a news release. "As we approach the holiday season, we want to make sure that not only can families have food on the table, but they can rebuild some sense of normalcy as they gather in a safe and limited manner on Thanksgiving."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The effort was a partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and both of Aurora's primary food pantries -- the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry and the Aurora Area Food Pantry.

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