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December! Advent Calendar of Giving, ‘Lit-Mas’ Party Dec. 12

There are many joyful ways to help make the holidays bright for a family in need. Print and share Marie’s Advent Calendar of Giving with your family, colleagues, service group or church community. Set up a box for collections, then add one item to the box each day. Drop off the donations at Marie Wilkinson…

2022 Year End Giving – Letter from the Director

Through Community Donations, Marie’s Pantry programs grow! Hunger rates are climbing in America, as rising costs and an uncertain economy affect a growing number of people. For thousands of people in Aurora, Kane County, and surrounding counties, the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry is more than a source of nutrition – it’s a beacon of hope…


November! Giving Tuesday, Coat Drive & More

There are many ways to support the pantry this month! Giving Tuesdays at Preservation & Atlas Chicken

Aurora area pantries concerned about running low on food

Beacon News Article – Oct. 11, 2011 The front page of today’s Aurora’s Beacon News highlights the challenges inflation is posing to the food supply chain for Food Banks and Food Pantries. Thank you to Beacon News writer Denise Crosby for shining a light on the need for increased community support and smart collaborations to…


Fill the Bowls Fundraiser!

Sunday, October 16th, 1:00 – 4:00pm. Join us for the annual Fill the Bowls Taste of Fox Valley Fundraiser!  Enjoy soups and tastings from the area’s restaurants.  Morning mimosas, raffles, drawdown, and Marie’s Spirit Awards benefits are growing community outreach programs. Let’s invest in our community! By ensuring that ALL Aurorans have access to wholesome, nutritious food. Every dollar raised from Fill the Bowls will go…


Garden Harvest Dinner 2022 ~ Saturday Aug 13th, 6-10pm

Location: Marie’s Urban Farm & Pantry834 N. Highland Ave. Aurora, IL Enjoy dining Farm to Table ‘al fresco’ outside under a white canopy at sunset. Tour the beautiful gardens and meet Marie’s Pantry Farmers! 6 pm – Drinks & Appetizers7 pm – Five Course Dinner What can I expect at Marie’s Garden Harvest Dinner?Guests arrive at 6 pm and…


“Christmas In July” Fundraiser ~ Saturday July 23rd, 6-9pm

Location: Ballydoyle Irish Pub, Downtown Aurora Grab friends and family on Saturday, July 23rd  6-9 pm to join us for a “Christmas in July” evening at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in Aurora. Hosted by the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry Advocacy Board, funds raised will help provide the Milk2MyPlate diary nutritional supplement program to Marie’s Pantry guests. And remember, every $1 you give…

The Critical Need for Food Pantries

If you think high prices in the grocery store or gas line are hitting you hard, consider how much inflation must be affecting residents on low and fixed incomes. MORE


2021 Accomplishments!

Now that the hustle and bustle of 2021 is over, and before we get lost in the shuffle of 2022, we want to take a moment to say THANK YOU!  We are grateful for each and every person who dedicates time, energy, money and passion to making MWFP so powerful. We’re grateful that because of the…


NCAA Bracket and Fundraiser

Slam dunk on hunger— for a chance to win a TableTop Patio Heater! Join the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry’s 2022 NCAA March Madness (pw: mwfp*2022) bracket competition with a $10 donation. First prize wins a chance to win aTableTop Patio Heater! Sign up, invite your friends, and let the competition begin! Make your via the Marie Wilkinson Food…