In 2020, the pantry’s weekly food distributions increased by a staggering 400 percent. Over 69,000 households were served nutritious, supplemental groceries using a safe, no contact distribution method during the COVID-19 crisis. In the pandemic’s aftermath, community-wide support is needed to ensure all people have access to food during the summer months when demand rises.
Summertime is when pantries have the least amount of food in stock. When school ends, needy students may not have transportation to summer feeding programs when parents are at work. Families rely on the Aurora Food Pantry to ensure children don’t spend the summer months suffering from hunger.