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Top Box Foods

 Top Box Foods

Through a partnership with Chicago-based nonprofit Top Box Foods, bundled boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables, and frozen meats, poultry, and fish are available for purchase at up to 40 percent less than retail. The monthly locations are based on food desert data, which are areas with dimished access to quality and affordable food.   


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Pre-Order now available

Pre-ordering your boxes reserves the products you want in your name, no matter when you arrive. You can place your order in advance and come straight to the payment table for a printed receipt with your exact order to take to the truck. It's fast and easy! You can place your order online at, or by calling our office at 312 527-7890. Please place your order no later than January 2nd.


Saturday, January 5, 2019 (always the first Saturday of each month)

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - GPS Faith Community Church | 10714 N. 2nd Street, Machesney Park, Ill. (directions)

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Zion Lutheran Church | 925 5th Avenue, Rockford, Ill. (directions)

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Rockford Public Library, Rockton Centre Branch | 3112 Rockton Avenue, Rockford, Ill. (directions)


How it Works

1. Top Box Foods will set up at designated locations with boxes of fresh produce and frozen meats.

2. Shoppers may look over the selection of food and purchase boxes on the spot: first come, first serve.

3. Cash, credit card and Link Cards are accepted.


Thanks to our sponsor:

Northwest Bank

 The Top Box Foods program in the Rockford-area is part of United Way's Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, which dramatically improves the quality of life for children and families in the region's most challenged neighborhoods. Through neighborhood engagement discussions, United Way discovered how constraints related to limited income, time and distance make it difficult for residents to access healthier foods.