Donate Food & Other Essentials

Every week we distribute food to over 1,200 families. Your donation will ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. Thank you for your generosity!

Questions & Scheduling: Contact Eddie Galvan at egalvan@aurorafoodpantry.org or 630-692-3064

How to donate

Donations can be dropped off at the Aurora Food Pantry (1110 Jericho Road, Aurora, IL) between 8:00am and 3:00pm, Wednesday and Friday.  Please come to door 2 of the pantry and ring the doorbell for a staff member to help you.  We’ll help you unload, so feel free to leave the items in your car!

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What to donate

Food donations should be unopened and within printed “use by” or “sell by” dates.  We offer a wide variety of foods at the pantry but there are certain items which we always need.  Check out the list below for ideas.


  • Breakfast cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Pasta

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Canned or dried
  • Pasta sauces
  • Jelly


  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Dried or canned beans


  • Soups
  • Pancake and baking mixes
  • Macaroni and cheese

Snacks for Kids

  • Granola bars
  • Crackers
  • Juice boxes
  • Applesauce

Baby Products

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Formula
  • Baby food

P.S. We also accept home-grown fruits and veggies!