Reverse Advent Calendar

Last year, the Reverse Advent Calendar collected over 2,700 pounds of food. Let's see if we can collect more this year!

 “What is a Reverse Advent Calendar?”

Our Reverse Advent Calendar gives you a list of suggested items to put in a box each day to benefit the clients of the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry. The Food Pantry offers a wide variety of foods for their clients but the specific items in this calendar are always in high demand. If these items are not available for you to share, please feel free to substitute items you and your family choose as alternatives. 

You can also use your own box and download the calendar at You can make as many boxes as your family would like. Have fun giving back to others this season and maybe create a new tradition! 

Completed boxes can be brought back to the Grace UMC any time during the week of January 3-5, 2022, or they can be dropped off at the Journey to the Manger Luminary Drive on December 17 or at any of the Christmas Eve Services. 

Contact Lara Stanton ( for more information.

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