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 60 years.

Each year, the Pantry supplements the nutritional needs for over 6,600 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

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser ~ Sunday, April 24th

Grab a few friends and/or family and join us on Sunday, April 24th for a Spaghetti dinner hosted by Knights of Columbus preparing Spaghetti dinner benefitting the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry. We are thrilled to be working with them on this fundraiser!!!

Don’t want to eat? No problem! Purchase a ticket anyway for a chance to win Five $100 gift cards from various retailers and restaurants.
Click Here for more info and to buy tickets!!

We Go Where Needed

Filling a void on the East Side of Aurora!


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

“Thank you so much for your support and assistance over the last year. You have been a blessing. I will keep you in my prayers.” Mark

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.

Marie’s Community Garden Park

In addition to our food pantry, we have recently teamed up with the City of Aurora to help develop a community gardening project. Located across the street from us, we have developed a garden park for anyone to use. Read more about our gardening project here.
Garden Project

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.

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry