Emergency Food Assistance
Currently the RRVP provides up to four days of nutritious food appropriate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for each client. This assistance is available once a month.
With the assistance of a local corporation, the Pantry has been able to distribute over 500 Thanksgiving holiday meal boxes for more than 25 years. This allows everyone to have reason to give thanks.
During the summer months, fresh fruits and vegetables are donated by local gardeners to the RRVP.
Organic 28 Raised Bed Garden
The green thumbs of the volunteer U of I Master Gardeners a garden lovers have contributed over 5,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce to the pantry shelves. Thank you to all the volunteers, club members, students, and MG’s for making this one of the most desired items.
PAR (Plant a Row for the hungry)
Do you love to garden and end up with an abundance of food? Please consider donating your bumper crop to the RRVP. On average, backyard gardeners contribute over 15,000 pounds annually to help fight hunger in the community. Over the last 10 years, 100,000 pounds of fruits, vegetables, and herbs have been donated! Drop off location is at 421 S. Rockton Ave, M-F from 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. The donation door is located next to the RRVP garden.
Kibbles Korner – Emergency Pet Pantry
The Rock River Valley Pantry partners with Kibbles Korner to distribute emergency pet food. The Kibbles Korner organization advocates, raises funds, orders, and receives dog and cat food for households in need of emergency food for their pets.
This emergency pet pantry program will assist the household up to six times a year. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required and other restrictions may apply. More information is available at time of registration or by calling 815-965-2466.
Distribution of pet food is at our 421 S. Rockton Avenue location on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. until noon.