Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry

$55,000

The Dunham Fund is supporting two programs for local families in need of healthy, nutritious food and healthy living options.


Student Food Program / $50,000

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry received a $50,000 grant from the Dunham Fund to help launch the Student Food Program, an initiative to provide free, healthy food to the families of students in need. On January 25, 2018, Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry launched the new program at East Aurora High School distributing healthy ingredients to 104 families in District 131 twice a month.

Student Food Program volunteers bring food to East Aurora High School, help students select healthy food, share cooking tips, and offer cooking demonstrations using fresh ingredients from the program.

The Dunham Fund is proud to support the Student Food Program and Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry’s mission to end hunger and build a strong community.


Fill the Bowls Event / $5,000

On August 28, 2018, the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry hosted its 3rd annual Fill the Bowls! Taste of Fox Valley. This fundraiser kicked off September’s Hunger Action Month for Aurora, Illinois food pantries.

Attendees were able to enjoy soup and samples from more than 20 local restaurants as well as raise funds for the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry who provides local families in need with healthy food and sustainable food education.

The Dunham Fund proudly supported this event with a $5,000 sponsorship.