Aurora Noon Lions Club to host benefit for Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry

Submitted by Al Benson
Updated 9/11/2019 11:27 PM

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, an all-you-can-eat pizza and pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry of Aurora will be offered by the Aurora Noon Lions Club. The public is invited to the fourth semiannual event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center, 732 Prairie St. in Aurora.

Donations are $8; $6 for children, ages 4-12; or free for children, age 3 or younger.


A dollar of each donation will benefit the food pantry.

The menu includes pizza, pasta with meat sauce or meatless sauce, garden salad, jello with fruit and fruit punch.

Aurora Noon Lions Club, founded in 1922, meets at noon on the first and third Mondays monthly at Luigi's Pizza, 732 Prairie St. in Aurora. Prospective new members are invited to attend and learn more about the Lions' community-service activities.

Club President Rodrigo "Bobby" Menendez said, "Our club gives members an opportunity to advance worthy causes, serve with friends, and become leaders in the community. This club means a lot to our Lions, but it means so much more to the people we serve. The Lions' motto is 'We Serve' and the Aurora Noon club has lived up to it."

The Aurora Noon club supports vision and hearing-impaired initiatives while aiding community agencies such as the Salvation Army, Mutual Ground domestic violence shelter and Aurora Area Interfaith Food pantry with monetary donations and volunteers.

Prospective members are invited to attend a luncheon meeting. For more information, call (630) 849-1401 or email

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs serve communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit

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