Rockford, Illinois News

Local Family Markets offer free groceries

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Families with children 18 and under living in their home are invited to shop for free groceries this summer at three Family Markets beginning this week.

The markets will be held at Wantz Park, 600 Clifford Ave., Loves Park. They will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, June 19, Tuesday, July 14; and 4 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12.

No registration or documentation is necessary. Social distancing will be practiced. Families will receive a pre-packaged box of food and asked not to get out of their cars as volunteers will place the box in the car or trunk.

Summer Family Markets are held in cooperation with Northern Illinois Food Bank,
Rockford Park District and Community Action.