Northern Illinois Food Bank is here to help. If you are in need of groceries due to the recent Chemtool fire that has affected your community, see a list of resources below.
Find out where to get food by calling 844-600-7627 (Habla español) or use our Find Food locator map to find a food pantry near you. You can also visit a Mobile Market pop-up near you using the distribution calendar.
Operated by Northern Illinois Food Bank, Winnebago Community Market provides free groceries for anyone who needs food.
For drive-through pickup: Northern Illinois Food Bank, 765 Research Parkway, Rockford 61109:
For free home delivery: Registration required to verify address for delivery. Request delivery here.
My Pantry Express is an easy, convenient way to order free groceries online for pickup. It is operated by Northern Illinois Food Bank. Orders must be placed three business days ahead of scheduled pick-up day.
Arrange for pickup at two locations in Winnebago County:
Begin your order at MyPantryExpress.org.
Find more Mobile Market pop-ups at SolveHungerToday.org/Get-Help.
Thu, Jun 17 | 10am-1pm | City First Church, 5950 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford 61114
Tue, Jun 22 | 3:30pm-5pm | Roscoe United Methodist Church,10816 Main St, Roscoe 61073
Wed, Jun 23 | 2pm-3:30pm | Wantz Park, 600 Clifford Ave, Loves Park 61111
Fri, Jun 25 | 10am-12pm | Voices of Inspiration, 1829 Rockton Ave, Rockford 61103
Sat, Jun 26 | 10am-11:30am | St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 Mulford Rd, Rockford 61107
Sat, Jun 26 | 9am-12pm | Old Circuit City Parking Lot, 5460 State St, Rockford 61103
Mon, Jun 28 | 11am-12:30pm | Booker Washington Center, 1005 S Court St, Rockford 61102
Wed, Jun 30 | 11am-12:30pm | The WORD Ministries, 1401 West State St, Rockford 61102
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the food stamp program, provides extra funds to families to buy groceries. The funds come on the Link Card which looks and swipes like a debit card at most grocery and convenience stores. If you receive SNAP benefits, you can still use other food resources, like the ones listed above. Call us toll-free at 844-600-SNAP (7627) for information about SNAP or other resources that may help you through this time of need. You can also email us SNAP@northernilfoodbank.org or visit us online at SolveHungerToday.org/SNAP.