Winnebago Community Market

Open to the public every 2nd, 4th and 5th 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)

2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursday of the month
8:30 – 11:00 AM

Upcoming Dates
September 13 & 27
October 11 & 25
November 8, 22 & 29
December 13 & 27

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

If you are age 60+, you’re welcome to also attend our Senior Grocery Market.

Frequently Asked Questions

I live outside of Winnebago County. Am I welcome 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 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.

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.

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.