August Newsletter

August 01, 2022

Kids’ Pop Up Pantry

Our next kid’s pop up pantry will be Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at Calvary Church of Naperville. We will have kid-friendly groceries along with backpacks and school supplies. Alderman Patty Smith will be handing out 1000 pairs of socks. 
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Plastic/Paper Bags Needed

During distribution, we use plastic bags for our neighbors to carry their groceries in. We are running low and are seeking donations of bags for upcoming distributions. Thank you! 

Healthy Cents Classes

Join U of I Extension at the Aurora Food Pantry for their free Healthy Cents series and cooking demonstrations! Registration is required. Tastings will be offered and incentives may be distributed to participants who attend 50% or more of the programs. 

Offered in English (10:00 – 11:00 AM) and Spanish (12:00 – 1:00 PM) 

August 19 | What is healthy food? How can you afford it? 
August 26 | Smart shopping for fruits and vegetables 
September 2 | Healthy snacks you can afford 
September 9 | Making choices between food needs and wants 
September 16 | Developing a spending plan that works for you
September 23 | Food budgeting made easy 
September 30 | Meal planning to make life simpler 

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Share Your Story

Have you or are you currently using the food pantry services? We would like to partner with you to share your story! Please fill out the short form and someone from the pantry will reach out to you.
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Evening Distribution

Evening distributions will happen on the third Tuesday of every month from 2:00-6:00 PM. Please note, that there will not be a distribution from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on these dates. 
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Bookmobile Stops

The Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Food Pantry are teaming up to deliver books and food to families! The library and food pantry will be at the following locations:
Oak Park Elementary School | Every Monday | 10:45-11:30 AM
Constitution House | Every Tuesday | 2:00-3:00 PM 
Georgetown Elementary School | Every Thursday | 9:00-10:00 AM 
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Summer Lunches & Snacks

Meals on the Move through the Northern Illinois Food Bank is a mobile route that provides Summer lunches to kids and teens, 18 and under, Monday-Friday at four different parks in Aurora. 
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Senior Meal Distributions

State Representatives Barbara Hernandez, Keith Wheeler, Stephanie Kifowit, and the Kane Senior Council are hosting several senior meal distribution events throughout 2022.
These events are FREE and will take place at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 1855 5th Ave in Aurora, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Each registered senior will receive 5 frozen meals. 
This is an ongoing event, and there will be two meal distributions per month through October. Remaining meal distribution dates (all Mondays):

  • August 8th & 22nd
  • September 12th & 26th
  • October 3rd & 24th

Registration is required, please contact the office of State Representative Barbara Hernandez at (630) 270-1848 at least 4 days in advance to register. Please state whether you are signing up for one date or for multiple dates.