Area residents are invited to drive through to receive groceries.

Aurora mobile food pantry Friday, July 9 (tomorrow)

AURORA, Ill., July 8, 2021 — A mobile food pantry will be held by Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry (AAIFP) from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the former Carson Pirie Scott store, 970 N. Lake St. in Aurora.

Area residents are invited to drive through to receive groceries. Admission is free. Identification and registration are not required.

Pantry volunteers will load bags of free food and other items into guests’ vehicles. 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.

Additional items include toilet paper, laundry detergent, hygiene items and children’s books from Aurora Public Library. Fox Valley United Way and Kane County Health Department will provide information on programs.

The distribution is Interfaith’s 14th biweekly mobile pantry since January. A prior distribution June 19 at Simmons Park in Aurora served 71 families, including 191 children. Other prior drive-throughs were held in East Aurora, Oswego, Montgomery, Plano and Crest Hill.

Interfaith partners with Fox Valley Park District, Calvary Church of Naperville and Blessings in a Backpack of Chicago to provide free groceries and other items to local families at the pop-ups.

Assisting Becky Dunnigan, AAIFP, is Rev. Kyle Dern, Calvary outreach pastor. He drives a church truck that transports food to distribution sites. About 10 volunteers, including Calvary congregants and food pantry personnel, assist at the pantries.

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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