Matching Pallet Radiothon


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Mark your calendars for Friday June 29 and our 13 hour Matching Pallet Radiothon on 95.9 The River. Donations support Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry.

Keeping kids fed during the summer can be difficult. In our service area, nearly 40% of children are eligible for free/reduced price lunch at school. During the summer, these meals disappear and kids are in danger of hunger and malnutrition. But your donation can help ensure that every child in our community has access to fresh, healthy food all summer long.

And don’t forget — every donation made to Matching Pallet will be matched (up to $25,000) by our generous sponsors.

How to Donate

Donate online

By Mail
Write a check (be sure to write “Matching Pallet” in the memo line) and mail it to one of the addresses below:

Aurora Food Pantry
PO Box 2602
Aurora, IL 60507

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry
834 N. Highland Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

By Phone
Call 630-897-2127

In Person
Join us for our 13 hour radiothon on June 29 at any of the following locations:

6:00-10:00 Mother’s Pancake House (2290 W. Galena Blvd.)
11:00 – 3:00 Chili’s (1290 N. Orchard Rd.)
3:00 – 7:00 Spartan House (1032 Prairie St.)

Thank you to our sponsors:

Dolan and Murphy Inc.
Gerald Subaru of Naperville and North Aurora
The Lakone Company
Mooney & Thomas, P.C.
Erie Insurance
Konen Insurance

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Join the National Association of Letter Carriers (including our Local #219) for their national food drive. Celebrating its 26th anniversary, postal customers are encouraged to leave a bag of non-perishables near their mailbox on Saturday May 12. Their letter carrier will collect the items, which will then be distributed to local food pantries.

Learn more here

More than a Meal: Spring Appeal 2018

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3.24 million.

That’s how many meals Aurora Food Pantry distributed last year thanks to our generous supporters. But you have given so much more than food. Behind every meal is a life that will have changed for the better because of your gift. Because of you…

…a mom is able to make a filling breakfast for her kids, so they have the energy to learn…

…a retired senior won’t have to decide between filling his prescriptions or purchasing groceries…

…a family will be able to gather around their table, the parents confident in the knowledge that no one will go to bed hungry tonight.

Each and every day, in thousands of homes across our community, you can give a gift of nutrition, security and hope. 

Will you give the gift of food — and so much more — to someone in our community, perhaps in your neighborhood, today?

Every donation you make to this Spring Appeal will be matched up to $30,00. That means every $1 you give will provide $14 worth of food. Please donate today. 

With your help, we can meet this match, and provide enough meals for everyone in our community. Thank you! 

Thank you to our Spring Appeal Matching Sponsors: The Lakone Company, Karen Leonard, and Susan Scheuerman.

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2017 Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive

For the last 25 years, the Souper Bowl of Caring has shown Americans that while we are getting ready to enjoy the Super Bowl, we can help folks who don’t even have a bowl of soup to eat.

Each year, our area food pantries experience a significant reduction in donations after the holidays.  That means that families who are struggling to avoid hunger and homelessness have a more difficult time after the new year.

So on Saturday, February 4, 2017, student volunteers from across the country are coming together once again to fight hunger and poverty in their communities.

In cooperation with Jewel-Osco and Prisco’s Family Market, Fox Valley United Way will be working with youth volunteers to help fill the shelves at the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and the Kendall County Community Food Pantry.  At our 7 locations we will be accepting monetary and food donations around Aurora and in Kendall County.  One hundred percent of all contributions go directly to the food pantries!