Executive Director’s Blog

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Why food pantries aren’t just about food anymore by Shannon Cameron

We all know that food pantries provide a life-saving resource for families to ensure access to nourishing food, but the charitable food landscape is changing, and we aren’t just about […]