Senior Grocery Market

Open to the public (age 60+ only) every 1st and 3rd Thursday

Join us at Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Northwest Center and take home a variety of nutritious foods. Choose from a selection of items, including fresh produce and assorted meats.

Bring your I.D. and shopping bags

Northern Illinois Food Bank
765 Research Parkway
Rockford, IL 61109
(Next to Comcast)

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
8:30 – 11:00 AM

Upcoming Dates
September 6 & 20
October 4 & 18
November 1 & 15
December 6 & 20

For more information, call 815-639-1257 ext. 555

If you are under age 60 and in need of food assistance, please find your nearest food pantry or attend an upcoming Winnebago Community Market (open to the public).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend the Senior Grocery Market? What are the requirements?
The only requirement is that you are age 60+. If you are not age 60 or older, please join us on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays of the month for our Winnebago Community Market distributions. See more info here.

I live outside of Winnebago County. Am I welcome to attend?
Yes! The Senior Grocery Market is open to all residents of Winnebago and surrounding communities. The only requirement is that you are age 60+.

What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your ID (driver’s license, piece of mail, etc.), and shopping bags to put your groceries in.

Where is the Senior Grocery Market located?
SGM is held at Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Northwest Center, at 765 Research Pkwy in Rockford.

I can’t get to your Center to get food. Can someone shop for me (as a Proxy)?
Yes, but you and your proxy will both need to come together the first time to fill out proxy paperwork. Your proxy must also provide their ID as well.

Where should I park?
Parking is available in the Food Bank lot on a first come, first-served basis. Please park in the Comcast lot next door if the Food Bank lot is full. Food Bank staff are on site to assist with parking.

What if I come after 8:30 – will I get food?
Yes! Anyone who is in line before 11am will be able to go through the line.