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Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry Schedule & Locations

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Marie's pantry shares groceries to supplement your household's nutrition, relieving the pressure of difficult times.  Guests may visit one location per 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. Friendly staff and volunteers are here to help!

Community Resources
Community Resources

Aurora, Illinois is a CommUNITY of Compassion.  Many organizations are here to help empower you to meet today's challenges and prepare for a bright future ahead.  There are Family Services, Medical, Home Repairs, Emergency Shelter and more to explore.

The Legacy of Marie Wilkinson in Aurora, IL

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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.