The public is invited. Food for the first 200 families will be offered. Registration or identification is not required.

Drive-thru food giveaway at Oswego park March 20

AURORA, Ill., March 11, 2021 — A drive-thru food distribution is coming to Oswego.

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will distribute free food Saturday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at Prairie Point Community Park, 4120 Plainfield Rd. in Oswego.

The public is invited. Food for the first 200 families will be offered. Registration or identification is not required.

Foods to be distributed are granola bars, fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, eggs, ground beef, cereal, applesauce, apple juice and Skillet box dinners.

In addition to Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry, partners are Calvary Church of Naperville, Fox Valley Park District and Chicago-based Blessings in a Backpack.

The distribution is the pantry’s fifth biweekly mobile pop-up giveaway since January. Earlier distributions were held in Montgomery and Aurora.

The prior distribution, held March 6 at Austin Park in Montgomery, served 176 families, including 409 children. Joining pantry and Calvary Church volunteers were eight students on spring break from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. Included was senior practical ministries major Kevin Krienitz of Aurora, a 2016 Plainfield East High School alum.

Rebecca “Becky” Dunnigan, pantry community outreach and program coordinator, is assisted by Rev. Kyle Dern, Calvary outreach pastor, who drives a church truck that transports food to the park. About 10 volunteers from the food pantry and Calvary congregants will load food bags into visitors’ vehicles.

Dunnigan explained, “These Pop Ups have items specifically for children. We plan to schedule these Kids’ Pop-Ups twice a month.”

Future pop-ups, she noted, may include school supplies for remote and in-person learning, shampoo, soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, mittens, hats, scarfs, game, costumed characters and dental exams on site.

Call (630) 692-3061 or visit for more information.

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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.

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