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Home pantries foster the image of food available to nourish hungry family members. It is hard to believe that, in this day and age, families in the affluent Fox Valley are experiencing hunger, but it is true.

Households with limited resources often must choose between paying their rent and feeding their families. Food assistance can prevent the tragedy of homelessness for people who find themselves in the position of having to make this choice.

Since 1981, concerned citizens in the Aurora area have attempted to provide canned goods and other groceries to persons in need of food assistance. That movement, known as the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, has seen substantial increases in the requests from year to year.


Those who receive food include the unemployed, families and single parents caring for children, seniors on fixed incomes, persons with disabilities or chronic illness, victims of violence and emergency situations, employed individuals who need a supplement, or anyone who cannot afford to purchase enough food to adequately meet their nutritional needs.

The Pantry distributes food on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 11am to 2pm. Those needing food may visit the Pantry one time each week. For further information about distribution, please contact the Pantry office at (630)897-2127.

The food distributed by the Pantry is obtained through community food drives and donations from individuals, businesses and organizations, and purchased with monetary donations and grants that the Pantry receives. Anyone interested in conducting a food drive should contact the Pantry.

Food donations are accepted at the Pantry office at 1110 Jericho Road, Aurora, from 8 am to 3pm or by appointment.

Monetary donations can be made online through our website by clicking on the DONATE NOW link below or sent to the Pantry at P.O. Box 2602, Aurora,IL 60507.


Distribution address:  1110 Jericho Road, Aurora, IL 60506
Mailing address:  PO Box 2602, Aurora, IL 60507
Phone: (630) 897-2127
Fax:  (630) 897-8322
Office hours:  Monday-Friday from 8 am-4 pm
Donations accepted:  Monday-Friday from 8 am-3 pm





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Welcome to the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry

The Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry has been putting food on the tables for its clients in need for over 50 years.

Each year, the Pantry supplements the nutritional needs for over 5,200 under-served families and individuals in Kane County and surrounding counties.

Community Activist, Aurora Legend

Marie Wilkinson has been a well know name throughout the Aurora area. If you mention her name, everyone has input on how she has impacted their lives. Mrs. Wilkinson has strengthened her community through her activism and leadership as an advocate for human and civil rights in Aurora. Her legacy continues as a beacon of light for women, children, and minorities striving to improve their quality of life


Hunger is a Critical Issue in Kane County and surrounding Counties

“Thank You ~ Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry! The food I receive from your pantry makes the difference of feeding my children and not going to bed hungry.” Nancy

“Thank you so much for your support and assistance over the last year. You have been a blessing. I will keep you in my prayers.” Mark

MWFP is a large fast-growing Client Choice Food Pantry

Serving low income residents in Kane County and surrounding counties. Our pantry is currently providing food assistance to 1300 families each month, feeding 5200 individuals in those households, of whom nearly half are children.



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With your help and compassion, last year Loaves & Fishes provided food and support to 19,800 individuals or 5,776 families. Together we can create a future where struggling families have access to the resources they need to help them overcome barriers, improve their lives and become self-sufficient.

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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.

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