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. The Y is distributing food it had on-hand at its after school sites, along with an additional 2,000 pounds of food from the food bank. The below schedule will run on 3/19, 3/20, 3/23 and 3/24.

2:30-2:50pm Orton Keyes
3:00-3:20pm Blackhawk
3:30-3:50pm Fairgrounds
4:00-4:20pm Auburn Manor
4:30-5:00pm Concord Commons

On Wednesday, March 25, Lifescape Community Services in partnership with the Community Action Agency Serving Boone and Winnebago Counties, will begin delivering 1,800 meals to the Y on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Y mobile community center will deliver the meals to the following locations on those same days. 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 starting March 25 and will then run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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

12:00pm-12:40pm (Drive-thru site)
Northwest Community Center
1325 N. Johnston Ave. Rockford, IL

1:00pm-1:40pm (Drive-thru site)
Salvation Army
210 N. Kilburn Ave. Rockford, IL 61101

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

Mulford Park Apartments
444 Gramercy Dr Rockford,IL 61107

2:00pm-2:40pm (Drive-thru site)
Ken-Rock Community Center
3218 11th Street Rockford, IL 61109

Orton Keyes
633 Ranger St.  Rockford, IL 61109

Blackhawk Housing
330 15th Ave. Rockford, IL 61104

1015 W. Jefferson St. Rockford, IL 61101

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.