NEW Distribution Location!
East Aurora High School
Saturdays, 9:00– 11:00 am
Directions: 500 Tomcat Lane, Aurora IL
Take Smith Blvd. to Ziegler Ave.
Go to DOOR #33 (next to Aurora National Guard Recruiter.) Please bring your own bags and/or boxes. West side distribution services at 834 Highland Avenue remains the same.
Donate to support this new service!
Thank you East Aurora School District 131 Board for providing this space for our Aurora neighbors in need!
Related Article > Schools becoming ‘last frontier’ for hungry kids USA TODAY
“America’s schools are no longer just a place for students to learn their ABCs.They are also increasingly where children eat their three squares.
The classroom has become a dining room as more children attending public schools live in poverty. More than half of students in public schools — 51% — were in low-income families in 2013, according to a study by the Southern Education Foundation.
The number of low-income children in public schools has been persistent and steadily rising over the past several decades. In 1989, 32% of children in public schools lived in poverty, the foundation says.
Such a stark trend has meant more schools are feeding children when they can’t get enough to eat at home. More schools provide not just breakfast and lunch but dinner, too. Others are opening food pantries in converted classrooms or closets.”