Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry


A Legacy of Nourishing Lives

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The Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry was the pioneer food pantry in Aurora IL, founded to make basic life needs available to households in need.

Many of guests are children, seniors, low income residents and persons with disabilities. Many of our guests are employed, but do not earn enough to make ends meet.

Every human being has the need
to be accepted, respected and treated with dignity.

Knowing this, we are expected to treat each and every one
with love, honor, respect and dignity. -Marie Wilkinson

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. Enlightening people to be self-sustainable through collaborations and partnerships in Aurora and the surrounding community.


Marie Wilkinson of Aurora, IL

Spoon & Fork

Marie Wilkinson was a lifetime social and civil rights activist who fought against poverty, hunger, homelessness, joblessness, and injustice. Marie founded the Aurora, IL Food Pantry in the 1950’s after a near-death experience that caused her to make a personal commitment to helping the less fortunate.

Driven by a new life purpose, Wilkinson began giving out bags of food to those in need from her bungalow on View Street.  She recruited friends and neighbors to help, and soon she had a started a soup kitchen and food pantry. Today, the Food Pantry continues to serve the communities of Aurora IL, Kane County and the surrounding areas.

Let's make a difference, together!

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Together we can make a difference in peoples' lives and change our community for the better. Start today by filling out the form with any questions or solutions you may have. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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