Food Resources

The COVID-19 shutdown has created barriers for many children and families to access food. The Y is teaming up with area partners to deliver food to many area neighborhoods. 

The Y is activating the YMCA Roger Reno Mobile Community Center to deliver meals. In partnership with Lifescape Community Services, AmeriCorps, the Community Action Agency Serving Boone and Winnebago Counties and Northern Illinois Food Bank, the Y will deliver 1,800 meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Families will be given lunches and snacks to children 2-18 (children do not need to be present). When the parent/caregiver drive up, they will be asked how many children are in the home. If they say three, then they will be given six lunches and six snacks to last two days. Below is the schedule:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

11:00am-11:40am (Drive-thru site)
SwedishAmerican Riverfront Y
200 Y Blvd. Rockford, IL 61107

11:55am-12:15pm (Drive-thru site)
Northwest Community Center
1325 N. Johnston Ave. Rockford, IL

Ken-Rock Community Center
3218 11th Street Rockford, IL 61109

The Grove (New Towne)
690 S. New Towne Dr. Rockford IL 61108

Orton Keyes
633 Ranger St.  Rockford, IL 61109

Blackhawk Housing
330 15th Ave. Rockford, IL 61104

For further information, please contact us at our call center at 815-489-1252 Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or by email at

The Federal Summer Food Service Program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Illinois Board of Education. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.