Senior Home Deliveries
Many of our local seniors are homebound and cannot drive to the pantry for regular hours of service. Seniors need extra protein to maintain muscle strength. Fresh fruits and vegetables are critical for a foundation of health.
Marie's pantry volunteers make regular food deliveries to several local senior communities. More drivers are needed! We'd love to have you join the team.
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
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.