Relieve Hunger, Nourish Lives!

Marie Wilkinson
Food pantry

Every Gift Matters!

Nourish our Community


Get Food

Nourishing food is available once per week for local households in need.

  • Wednesday walk-in (West Pantry)
  • Friday drive-through  (West Pantry)
  • Saturday drive-through (East Pantry)

Produce, dairy, meats, dry & baked goods.



There are many ways to help!

  • Sort donations & share food
  • Teach a healthy cooking demo
  • Host a food drive or mobile pantry
  • Food Rescue pickups at grocers
  • Student Food Days at East High
  • Senior home deliveries


Every contribution saves lives! Support hunger relief in our community today.

  • Be a GEM - Give Every Month!
  • Help our most vulnerable households
  • Ensure children have nutritious food
  • Support homebound Senior care
  • Give back to our veterans

Food Pantry Schedule & Locations

Spoon & Fork

Our pantry shares groceries to supplement your household's nutrition, relieving the pressure of difficult times.  Guests may visit one location, once a week.

Wed.  11:00 - 2 pm  West Pantry
    Walk-in service, 834 N. Highland Ave. Aurora IL
Fri.      12:30 - 4 pm  West Pantry
     Drive-through service, 834 N. Highland Ave. Aurora IL
Sat.      8 - 11 am   East Pantry
     Drive-through service, 801 Zeigler Ave.  (behind East Aurora High School)
Sat.      10 - 12 am  

Walk-in service, 551 Fourth St.  (Church - Iglesia Carismatica Jesucristo es la Verdad)

Everyone needs a well-balanced diet.  Nourishing food sustains our bodies, helping us meet life's challenges with dignity.  You are a welcome part of our community!  Friendly staff and volunteers are here to help.


Marie’s Urban Farm & Community Gardens are located on Highland Avenue, right across the street from Marie’s West pantry and main office.


There’s nothing like the taste of a homegrown tomato! Interested in having your own garden plot?

Volunteer at Marie Wilkinson Pantry & Gardens

White fork and spoon

What days are you available?
Most shifts are between 8:30am - 3pm
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Based on 61 reviews
Renee T. Chambliss
Renee T. Chambliss
My first time at this place and the staff were really nice and I received some quality items. I will be back.
Stacy Speaks
Stacy Speaks
Great community food pantry very clean and friendly
Professional and courteous staff members which is outstanding! You never want to be down on your luck, but if you are, you'll be greeted with a face mask and open arms. A great program which is very well ran.
Vanessa Liveris
Vanessa Liveris
Awesome tour by Diane Renner. The facility has such a warm and homey feeling. They do so much for the community.
Gave good meat n groceries Awesome.

Relieve Hunger,
Nourish Lives

Our mission is to continue the legacy of Marie Wilkinson, dedicated to meeting the hunger needs of individuals and their families. Empowering people to be self-sustainable through collaborations and partnerships in Aurora and the surrounding community.