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Kendall County Community Food Pantry Receives Grant From Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Kendall County Community Food Pantry, Inc, is pleased to announce a grant award from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley totaling $20,000. The funds received under this grant have enabled the Pantry to make much-needed repairs to the failing parking lot.

“On behalf of the KCC Food Pantry and its Board of Directors, I would like to thank the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for their trust and generosity.  Each Thursday, hundreds of vehicles and shopping carts move around and across our lot.  Before the paving repairs, this was a difficult and sometimes dangerous process.”, said Greg Witek, Board Chairman.

The KCC Food Pantry serves those households in the community that lack the finances to fully care for themselves right now. People of all ages, in each of our neighborhoods, churches, and schools who, quite regularly, have to decide between utilities, medications, or food rely on the pantry for nourishing food and living supplies each week.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the Tri-Cities and Kendall County, Illinois.

Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $80 million in assets and has awarded more than $63 million in grants and scholarships.

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For more information about the pantry: or email using or 630-553-0473 or Facebook @KCCFoodPantry


Greg Witek    Board Chairman & PIO    630-708-2208

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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