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59% of people seeking food assistance choose between paying for food and paying rent or mortgage.
Each night in the U.S., 17.4 million families go to bed hungry. An additional 6.9 million families experience very low food security. That means they don't always know where their next meal is coming from.
The Salvation Army's food pantry at our Social Service Center serves the Rockford/Winnebago County area. Items provided include shelf-stable pantry foods, breads, cereals, meat, and other household necessities. For more information, visit our Social Services page or call 815.972.1135.
The Salvation Army Friday Night Patrol provides food and hygiene products to those who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in our community. Distributions are every Friday night at the Winnebago County Jail and the Crusader Clinic. To volunteer or drop off donations, please call 815.962.7207.
The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information, please call 815.972.1135. Or find a Service Extension Unit (partner organization/agency) near you.
The Salvation Army provides nutritious meals and snacks for families and individuals in need. We serve dinner during Supper Club at 5 p.m. on Thursday evenings at our Rockford Temple Corps Community Center. Most after-school and camp programs also provide a healthy snack.
Many of The Salvation Army's services ensure families have nutritious food to eat and safe place to sleep. Once the basics are covered, we support families with after-school programming, creative arts education, worship opportunities, and more. Help keep these programs available to those most in need by joining the Bed & Bread Club.
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