In the Spotlight: October 2023

There are lots of ways people keep busy after they retire: spending time with their grandchildren, golfing, traveling, researching their family tree, and, let’s not forget, playing pickleball. But according […]

Cultivating Healthy Habits: How to Encourage Your Children to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

As parents, we all want what’s best for our children, and one of the most important things we can do for their well-being is to instill healthy eating habits from […]

Hunger Action Month: Why Action Matters Most

September is recognized as Hunger Action Month, a time when individuals, organizations, and communities come together to raise awareness about hunger and take meaningful action to combat it. Before delving into […]

In the Spotlight: September 2023

A Sunday School teacher’s creativity is shining at Zion Lutheran Church in Naperville, and because of that imagination, this month the entire congregation is in the September spotlight! Dawn Bodine […]

Representative Lauren Underwood Visits the Pantry to Help Connect Families to Internet Service

Representative Lauren Underwood visited the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry in August to talk to neighbors about the Affordable Connectivity Program. The program helps connect families and households struggling to […]

In the Spotlight: August 2023

In the spotlight in August, meet Sister Katrina. A Sister with a purpose and a former Catholic educator who is still making a difference! In 2021, after 53 years of […]

Picture of Executive Director, Shannon Cameron standing smiling at the camera in a brown long coat next to the Aurora Community Fridge with the fridge and freezer doors open displaying an abudance of food. The Aurora Community Fridge: Combating Food Insecurity Through Collective Action

In a world of abundance, it’s hard to fathom that millions of individuals across the globe, including within our own communities, struggle with food insecurity on a daily basis. However, […]

In the Spotlight: July 2023

Jim retired years ago, but he knew he had more time and energy to give. He saw an article in the newspaper about the need for volunteers at the Aurora […]

Kindness is a Superpower We All Can Access by Shannon Cameron

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? This was asked last Tuesday at our weekly meeting of neighbors we call “What’s Up, Tuesdays/¿Qué tal martes?”  […]


Food pantries like the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry play an important role in addressing food insecurity in communities. Historically, food pantries approach their work from a charity-based model, which […]