Holy Angels Parish Pantry
Hours of distribution -- Tues. Wed. Fri. Sat. 9:15-11:30
Stocking day -- Monday 9:00-11:30
204 S. Russell, Aurora, IL
Holy Angels Parish began ministering to those in need of food assistance in 1972. Since that time the ministry has grown to providing 1,200 food bags a month serving the city of Aurora and the surrounding communities. All recipents are interviewed to determine eligibility based on Federal guidelines. The pantry recieves a monthly allotment of USDA commodities.
Reverse Collection Weekends; The first weekend of every month a food collection is gathered at all the weekend masses. Especially needed item slips are distibuted during mass the previous weekend.
Donations may also be dropped off any Monday morning. We are always in need of; canned vegetables, toilet paper, baby food and diapers and personnel care items. Financial contributions may be sent to the parish center, clearly marked, "FOOD PANTRY." Memorials made to the pantry will be acknowledged to the family as requested. Most contributions are spent buying food from a Second Harvest Distributor at .14 a pound.
Volunteers who are able to speak Spanish are needed any morning of distribution.
P.A.D.S and Hesed House Ministry
Holy Angels staffs PADS, shelter for the homeless, every third Monday from September through May. We have three shifts of volunteers, 7 PM to 11 PM, 11 PM to 3 AM, and 3 AM to 7 AM. We are also in need of volunteers to provide a dinner meal and a morning breakfast. If you are interested in becoming involved call the parish center.
Holiday Hopes Christmas Project
In conjuction with a city wide effort, Holy Angels provides food and gifts to needy families at Christmas time. Your organization can plan now to hold a food drive or to adopt a needy family or child. 2,000 food boxes were distributed last year. Food donations received before Thanksgiving are most helpful. Please contact the parish center for a list of needed items.