Through prayer, relationship-building and sharing of resources, the Wheaton Franciscans collaborate with organizations whose mission and priorities are similar to ours. We focus primarily on the following areas: care of creation; health and dental in underserved areas; refugees and immigrants; women and children in vulnerable situations; and other purposes that align with our values. We are currently connected to nearly 100 organizations.
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The Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry is dedicated to meeting the hunger needs of individuals and families in Aurora and surrounding communities by educating and empowering people to be self-sustaining through collaborations and partnerships. The Food Pantry provides low-income individuals and families experiencing food insecurity in the Illinois Community with access to fresh, nutrient-dense quality food to end local hunger. It has been serving the community for over 60 years.