Student Food Day at East Aurora High School
Student Food Day, aka. 'Food 4 Students' is a collaborative effort between Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry and East Aurora High School. We both believe that today’s high school students are the next generation of community leaders.
Questions? : Call Ginger at (630) 370-0089 or email [email protected]
Our goal is to ensure all young Aurora residents have access to wholesome, nutritious food! Students help students by packing grocery bags, distributing food and offering creative ideas for future FOOD DAYS!
Food shared with student households usually include:
Cereal | Bread | Dairy | Peanut Butter | Pasta Beans | Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Frozen Meat | Rice | Canned Goods Soup | Snacks
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.