Donate Food & Other Essentials

Every week we distribute food to over 1,250 families. Your donation will ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. Thank you for your generosity!

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!

Questions about food donations: Contact Eddie Galvan at egalvan@aurorafoodpantry.org or 630-692-3064.

Host a Fundraiser!

Are you interested in hosting a food drive to benefit the Aurora Food Pantry? We make it easy – learn how here!

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
  • Over-the-counter medicines

Feminine Supplies

  • Tampons
  • Pads
  • Menstrual cups

Incontinence Items

  • Incontinence briefs for children
  • Incontinence briefs for adults
  • Absorbent bed pads/underpads


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