Rescheduled to Saturday (April 10) from noon to 2 p.m.

Montgomery pop-up food pantry rescheduled to Saturday, April 10

AURORA, Ill., April 1, 2021—A pop-up food pantry by Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry has been rescheduled from Saturday (April 3) to Saturday, April 10, from noon to 2 p.m. at at Austin Park, 1345 S. Broadway in Montgomery.

A pantry official said the date was changed after someone at the pantry tested positive for COVID-19.

The pantry partners with Fox Valley Park District, Calvary Church of Naperville and Blessings in a Backpack of Chicago to provide free food bags to pantry families.

The public is invited. Admission is free. Identification is not required.

Volunteers observing pandemic protocols will load food bags and Easter baskets into drivers’ vehicles.

Rebecca “Becky” Dunnigan, Interfaith Pantry community outreach and program coordinator, said the pop-up is the second at Austin Park and the sixth in a series of bi-weekly distributions. Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry launched the pop-ups in January.

Food for 200 families will be available on a first-come basis. Items to be distributed include granola bars, fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, eggs, ground beef, cereal, applesauce, apple juice and box dinners.

Assisting Dunnigan in the drive-throughs is Rev. Kyle Dern, Calvary outreach pastor. He drives a church truck that transports food to distribution sites. About 10 Calvary congregants and food pantry volunteers load food bags into visitors’ vehicles under pandemic protocols.

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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