"It really makes the nutritious food affordable for families that maybe have difficulty getting to the grocery store or who are on assistance and can’t always afford higher-priced produce and meats."
—Linda Sandquist, Vice President, United Way of Rock River Valley
About Top Box Foods
Through a partnership with Top Box Foods, on the first Saturday of every month, nutritious, affordable food is brought to food-insecure areas of Rockford. For the residents in those neighborhoods, it means not having to drive around town to pick up food to feed their families.
The price of the groceries offered through Top Box are up to 40% cheaper than that at a typical grocery store. It makes the service an invaluable resource for Rock River Valley residents who depend on it to provide for their families.
How to access Top Box's food options
The next round of discounted Top Box food is available for pick up or contactless delivery on Saturday, August 8. Deadline to place delivery orders is 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 4.
You can pick up the food at the following locations (ordering in advance is not necessary for on-site pick up, but is encouraged if you want to guarantee specific items):
- GPS Faith Community — 10714 N. 2nd Street, Rockford | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- Lutheran Church of the Good Sheperd — 1829 N. Rockton Avenue, Rockford | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Order food by clicking here — credit, debit, and link cards accepted.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, United Way and Top Box Foods have distributed over 1,700 food boxes in the Rockford area, enough food for over 8,600 meals.
Want to help?
You can help ensure that we get much needed food to people who need it most. To sign up, click here.
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