Montgomery drive-through food pantry to feed 200 April 10

A pop-up drive through food pantry by Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will be held Saturday, April 10, from noon to 2 p.m. at at Austin Park, 1345 S. Broadway in Montgomery.

The public is invited. Admission is free. Identification is not required.

Food for 200 families will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Items to be distributed include granola bars, fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, eggs, ground beef, cereal, applesauce, apple juice and box dinners.

Volunteers observing pandemic protocols will load food bags into drivers’ vehicles.

The pantry partners with Fox Valley Park District, Calvary Church of Naperville and Blessings in a Backpack of Chicago to provide free food bags to pantry families.

Rebecca “Becky” Dunnigan, Interfaith Pantry community outreach and program coordinator, said the pop-up is the second at Austin Park and the sixth in a series of bi-weekly distributions. Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry launched the pop-ups in January.

Assisting Dunnigan in the drive-throughs is Rev. Kyle Dern, Calvary outreach pastor. He drives a church truck that transports food to distribution sites. About 10 Calvary congregants and food pantry volunteers load food bags into visitors’ vehicles under pandemic protocols.

Call 630-692-3061 or visit aurorafoodpantry.org for more information.