Aurora middle school to host drive-through food giveaway May 15

  • Volunteers load food bags and boxes May 1 at Crest Hill Library during a food distribution by Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry. Interfaith's traveling food pantry returns to Aurora Saturday, May 15, at Fischer Middle School.

    Volunteers load food bags and boxes May 1 at Crest Hill Library during a food distribution by Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry. Interfaith's traveling food pantry returns to Aurora Saturday, May 15, at Fischer Middle School. Courtesy of Claudia Gazal

 
 
Updated 5/12/2021 11:48 AM

Aurora's traveling food pantry will distribute free food Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold a drive-through, pop-up food giveaway at Fischer Middle School, 1305 Long Grove Drive in Aurora.

 

Area residents are invited. Admission is free. Identification is not required.

Food for 200 families will be available on a first-come basis. Items to be distributed include granola bars, fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, eggs, ground beef, cereal, applesauce, apple juice and box dinners.

Rebecca "Becky" Dunnigan, pantry community outreach and program coordinator, said patrons do not need to leave their vehicles to claim food. Pantry volunteers observing pandemic safety procedures will load $100 bags of groceries into patrons' vehicles.

The event is Interfaith's ninth biweekly mobile pantry since January. Prior drive-throughs were held in Aurora, Oswego, Montgomery, Plano and Crest Hill. At Crest Hill, about 150 local families including 273 children received free food items, books, candy, toilet paper and hygiene products.

Interfaith partners with Fox Valley Park District, Calvary Church of Naperville and Blessings in a Backpack of Chicago to provide free groceries to local families at the pop-ups.

Assisting Dunnigan is Rev. Kyle Dern, Calvary outreach pastor. He drives a church truck that transports food to distribution sites. About 10 volunteers, including Calvary congregants and food pantry personnel, assist at the pantries.

Call (630) 692-3061 or visit aurorafoodpantry.org for more information.

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