Winnebago Community Market (WCM)

Open to the public every Thursday from 8:30 – 11:00 AM
(with senior-days on 1st and 3rd Thursdays)

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)

Open to the public: 2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays of the month
Senior-only (age 60+) distributions: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month
8:30 – 11:00 AM

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I come after 8:30 – will I get food?
Yes! Anyone who is in line before 11:00 AM will be able to go through the line.

I live outside of Winnebago County. Am I able to attend?
The Winnebago Community Market is open to residents of Winnebago only. If you are in need of food assistance, click here to find your nearest food pantry.

What are the requirements to attend the senior-only distributions?
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 distributions open to the public.

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 Winnebago Community Market located?
WCM is held at Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Northwest Center, at 765 Research Pkwy in Rockford.

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.

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.