Pop-Up Food Pantry Monday, Sept. 14, in Aurora

Pop-Up Food Pantry Monday, Sept. 14, in Aurora

As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact our communities, food insecurity levels continue to rise. Aurora is coming together, once again, to fill in the gap.

Volunteers can register to help distribute food as individuals or groups and families at www.aurora-il.org/service. The Bugg Family (left) and the Manzo Family (right) assisted during last month’s event.

The city of Aurora will host its fourth communitywide Pop-Up Food Pantry beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive.

The no-contact drive-thru food distribution will provide food to 1,200 families.

Provided by the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, the food distribution will include boxes of fresh and quality meat, dairy and produce.

“Our pop up pantries are a mixed blessing,” said Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin. “While we are happy to provide this much-needed service for our community, it is disheartening to see the need continue to grow during this pandemic. Thankfully, through our partnerships, we have the ability and opportunity to help.”

Volunteers are needed to assist with food distribution. Registration is open at www.aurora-il.org/service.

The pop-up pantry is a partnership between the city of Aurora, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, the Quad County Urban League and Ward 3 Alderman Ted Mesiacos.

SOURCE: city of Aurora news release