Thanks to Generous Local Farmers!
Many hands make light work! Opportunities to help with planting, cultivation, watering and harvesting are available. So grateful for fresh produce from local farm partners helping keep our community nourished.
- Charity Blooms - Marie's Urban Farmers - Robert Vaughn
- Rehoboth Farm - Rodney & Pam Beary
- Garlic Breath Farm
- All Glory Gardens (Garden Jargon - YouTube)
- Ed & Judies Eggs - Ed Huss
Contact [email protected] or call #(630) 897-5431 to get started.
Marie Wilkinson of Aurora, IL
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.