Welcome to the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry

The Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry has been putting food on the tables for its clients in need for over 50 years.

Each year, the Pantry supplements the nutritional needs for over 5,200 under-served families and individuals in Kane County and surrounding counties.

Community Activist, Aurora Legend

Marie Wilkinson has been a well know name throughout the Aurora area. If you mention her name, everyone has input on how she has impacted their lives. Mrs. Wilkinson has strengthened her community through her activism and leadership as an advocate for human and civil rights in Aurora. Her legacy continues as a beacon of light for women, children, and minorities striving to improve their quality of life. Please click on the following link to view an introduction of Marie on YouTube

Hunger is a Critical Issue in Kane County and surrounding Counties

“Thank You ~ Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry! The food I receive from your pantry makes the difference of feeding my children and not going to bed hungry.” Nancy

MWFP is a large fast-growing Client Choice Food Pantry

Serving low income residents in Kane County and surrounding counties. Our pantry is currently providing food assistance to 1300 families each month, feeding 5200 individuals in those households, of whom nearly half are children.

Offering Innovative Approaches

CLIENT CHOICE ~ Families shop with Grocery Carts, choosing food items rather than receiving pre-bagged groceries.
WAREHOUSE ENVIRONMENT ~ Optimal for acquisition of truckloads of food, storage, and client choice floor space.
FOOD MOBILES ~ We strive to deliver food to areas in need who can not get to food pantries

We’ve expanded to meet our growing community needs!!

Our pantry now provides Client Choice Shopping, enabling our neighbors to choose items their families need while providing a grocery store experience.

Help Us to Continue Marie’s Work

Marie’s dream of making sure anyone who comes to the Pantry will not be turned away because of lack of food on our shelves is kept alive through kindness shown by others. There are many ways that you can help out the Food Pantry. Click on one of the following options below to learn more.