Food Pantry

Saint Athanasios’ main food pantry donations currently go to Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and Loaves & Fishes.

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry was founded in 1981. The collaboration of people of all faiths and a desire to serve those in the city of Aurora and beyond led to the forming of Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry. For decades, the Pantry operated from offices shared with Hesed House, a local homeless shelter. With the need for basic services in Aurora growing substantially during the 2008 recession, it became evident that a larger space both for food storage and grocery distribution was needed. With the support of the community, government agencies, and local foundations, Aurora Food Pantry moved to its present location in November 2013. Today, Aurora Food Pantry is one of the largest food pantries in northern Illinois, distributing 3.6 million pounds of food each year to 24,000 unique individuals. Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry is located at 1110 Jericho Road Aurora, IL.

Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes has been in the community since 1984. They believe in the power of community to change lives, that working together we can accomplish great things, that each person possesses inherent dignity, in the nobility of the human spirit, the opportunity to serve is a gift and food is a right and not a privilege. Loaves & Fishes offers weekly shopping in the food market and increases access to healthy nutritious food through its food recovery program and local grocery partners. Loaves & Fishes is located at 1871 High Grove Lane Naperville, IL.

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Drop off for the Saint Athanasios Food Pantry donations for these two organizations are accepted during the following times:

  • Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry (1110 Jericho Road Aurora): Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm
  • Loaves & Fishes (1871 High Grove Lane, Naperville): Monday – Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm Friday 8:00am to 2:00pm and Saturday 8:00am to Noon.