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 Family and Community Engagement

In a joint effort with our community partners and the City of Rockford, the Family and Community Engagement team is committed to providing our families with information about community resources available during the COVID-19 school closure. 

Please contact Maureen Kirschmann,, for additions and edits. 

Updated March 24, 2020, @ 3:45pm 


East High School 
Flinn Middle School
Guilford High School 
Kennedy Middle School 
Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbour
Conklin Elementary School

2929 Charles Street
2525 Ohio Parkway 
5620 Spring Creek Road
520 Pierpont Avenue 
1506 Clover Avenue

3003 Halsted Road
Our Nutrition Services team will provide meals to students from 9-10:15 a.m. beginning Wednesday, March 25, Monday through Friday. 

Prepackaged breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

All children, ages 2-18 can receive prepackaged meals. 

We hope most families will use our drive-through service, but a walk-up option will also be available at East, Flinn, and Kennedy. 


​See delivery schedule 
*Limited Quantities
Updated scheduled starting 3/25 
11:00 - 11:40am SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA
12:00 - 12:40pm Northwest Community Center 
1:00 - 1:40pm Salvation Army on Kilburn 
1:20 - 1:40pm The Grove @ New Towne
1:50 - 2:10pm Mulford Park Apartments
2:00pm - 2:40pm Ken-Rock Community Center 
​2:30 - 2:50pm Orton Keys
3:00 - 3:20pm Blackhawk
3:30 - 3:50pm Fairgrounds
​The Fatherhood Encouragement Project 
Various locations as needed 
Contact through Facebook
​Miss Carly's
​1125 5th Avenue
Sack meals available 24/7
​Rockford Rescue Mission
​​715 W. State St., Rockford, 61102 

Sack meals available for pick up at their door 
7am - Breakfast 
11:30am-12:00pm - Lunch 
5pm - Dinner

Food Resources: 

​Rock River Valley Pantry 
​421 S. Rockton Ave., Rockford, 61102
1pm - 4pm

Max 8 clients at a time

Prepacked boxes of food based on family size. Please bring ID's or other proof of family size.  

​Rock River Valley Pantry 
​1100 Broadway,
Rockford, 61104
10am - 12pm 

Max 12 clients at a time 

Prepacked boxes of food based on family size. Please bring ID's or other proof of family size.  
​Cornucopia Food Pantry 
​402 Market St.,
Rockford, 61107
​Tuesday, Thursday, 3rd Saturday- 9am -11am 

Please do not arrive early and wait. 

One individual at a time will be allowed into the pantry. 
Northern IL Food Bank:
Winnebago Community Market
​765 Research Pkwy, Rockford, 61109 
Wednesday- 4pm - 5:30pm
Thursday- 8:30am-10:30am 
Friday- 11am - 12:30pm
Saturday- 9am - 11:30am 

​Currently using a "drive-thru" model. To receive groceries, shoppers will remain in their vehicles while staff places boxes of groceries into their trunks. 

A line will be available for neighbors who arrive by public transportation or on foot. 

Please bring ID
​St. Elizabeth's Center
Food Pantry 
​1505 S. Main St.,
Rockford, 61102
​​Mon-Thurs 1pm - 2:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 10:30am 

Max of 3 people in at a time 
Items are pre-boxed
Please bring ID (piece of mail is ok)
​Soul's Harbor Church
​2802 11th St.,
Rockford, 61109 
​2nd and 4th Monday
11:45am - 12:45pm 

Food will be pre-bagged and given out at the door. Please do not arrive early and wait in line. 
Total Faith Community Church
​God's Glory Food Pantry 
​1520 S. Perryville, Rockford, 61108 
​3rd Saturday 12pm-2pm
For zip codes 61108, 61109, 61016 only  
​Emmanuel Lutheran Food Pantry 
​910 3rd Ave.,
Rockford, 61104
​Monday & Friday
9:30am - 11:30am 
Serving one individual at a time. 
​Christ the Carpenter
​1100 S. Winnebago, Rockford, 61102 
Closed until April 2020 
​Christian Union
​1705 Kilburn,
Rockford, 61101
Closed until March 26, 2020 
​Deliverance Outreach
​910 2nd Ave.,
Rockford, 61104
​​Tuesday & Thursday
3pm - 5pm 
​One Body Collaborative
8:00am - 1:00pm 
Salvation Army Pantry 
416 S. Madison St., Rockford, ​61104
​​By appointment only. Calls accepted Mondays at 9:00 am until all spots are filled. 
​Northern Illinois Food Bank
​Various Locations
​Firstborn Ministries
​8213 N. Alpine
Machesney Park
1st & 3rd Thursday
8am - 10am - No appointment required
2nd & 4th Thursday 
8am - 10am - By appointment only 
​Life Church South Campus
​4312 S. 20th St., 
10:00am - 1:00pm 

Child Care: 

​Available to first responders and medical providers
​MAYA'S House
​Boys & Girls Club
Closed​- tentative food drop 

​Washington Park Community Center
​Closed to the public
Providing childcare from 6 am-6 pm daily with limited availability 
​Mother House Crisis Nursery
Open Monday-Friday from 10:00am-3:00pm for parents to get essentials- diapers, food, etc. 

​Head Start
Emergency teen shelters running as usual.
Crisis intervention running as usual. 
​Rockford Park District
​All facilities closed 
​St. Elizabeth's
​Programming Closed, soup kitchen closed, clothing closet closed



​DOC- The Kid's Place I & II
​Open (to families with court cases only)

​Trinity Day Care
​Open to current families only. No new enrollments 
​Circles of Learning Day Care
​Open with temporary hours of operation change: open to current families but effective March 19-30 hours of operation will be 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Hours will be reevaluated prior to March 31st. No new enrollments 
​No new enrollments 
​The African American Resource Center @ Booker Washington

Additional Community Information

​United Way Rock River Valley
​Use 211 to help locate resources

​Rockford Public Library 
​All branches closed- online resources are available 

​Closed to in-person appointments
​Carpenters Place
​Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
​Crusader Clinic
Usual hours/days​
​Shelter Care Ministries
​Closed- taking calls
​City of Rockford Human Services 
​Closed for in-person appointments- forms available at 612 N. Church Lobby or by email/text. 

Homeless program- call-ins by phone

Liheap- still operating but not face-to-face
No disconnections until May 1st 
​Nicor Gas
​No disconnections until May 1st

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DPAC is a group of parents who play active roles in the direction of our school district. Parents serve as the direct communication link between the RPS 205 administration and other parent leaders. DPAC also works in connection with the Family and Community Engagement Department. DPAC is an opportunity for parents to learn about how they can be most effective in encouraging parent involvement within their schools and our district to obtain parental feedback. ​

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