1 in 4 people struggle with hunger in our community and may not know where they’ll find their next meal. Hunger affects many people across northern Illinois, including those who work full-time jobs, disabled individuals, veterans, seniors and children. Half of the people we serve are seniors and children.
We invite you to take the H.A.M. on Hunger Challenge by committing to posting about #foodinsecurity once a day or something orange on your 24-hour social media story since orange is the color for Hunger Action Month.
We are just looking for people to take action – whether it be a volunteer shift, a social media post, or a donation – to help end hunger one action at a time.
Feed the need and end hunger at this annual event sponsored by Detachment 1233! All proceeds benefit the Aurora Food Pantry and the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry and their programming for Vets. To become a sponsor, please click here.
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join us at December’s First Friday for Aurora Downtown’s second annual Cocoa Crawl! The Aurora Food Pantry will have hot cocoa at Wyckwood House from 6-9pm. Stop by and warm up with Shannon and the Pantry Crew! Our friends at Compact Foods generously donated Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate. YUMMM!!!
Cocoa Crawl buttons and mugs are now sold out! If you have a mug and a button, then you’re golden and we’ll see you on Dec. 6.
First Fridays is art, music, and cocoa in December. Even if you didn’t get a mug and button, you can still enjoy First Fridays on Dec. 6 with art, music, and more at 40 locations in downtown Aurora.
Mugs and buttons are only needed for the Cocoa Crawl portion of the event. First Fridays is free and open to all!
The City of Aurora offers free trolley rides during First Fridays. Trolley rides are compliments of Aurora Downtown and stop approx. every 15 to 20 minutes at stops. 6 to 10 p.m.
These are the trolley stops:
1) GAR Museum, 23 E. Downer Pl.
2) Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway (rear lot)
3) Restaurant Row on New York St. @ River St.
4) Santori Library (on Benton St.)
5) SciTech Hands On Museum, 18 W. Benton St.
12:00PM to 2:00PM
1110 Jericho Road, Aurora IL 60506
Hunger can affect anyone, including our nation’s veterans. According to the National Veterans Foundation, 1.5 million veterans live in poverty.
To combat this situation, Aurora Food Pantry has partnered with the Fox Valley Marine Corps League to increase outreach to veterans in our community.
On Friday, November 8, we will be hosting a special food distribution for veterans at Aurora Food Pantry (1110 Jericho Rd. in Aurora). Please come to the Pantry with proof of service to celebrate the Marine Corps 244th birthday, receive a gift of food and meet other local veterans!
Read about the 2017 Veterans Pantry in our Spring Newsletter!
Learn more about our weekly food distributions here.