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ROCKFORD — A summer program that provides free, healthy meals to youth in Winnebago and Boone counties returns starting today.

The Lifescape Community Kitchen program provides a meal to youth 18 and younger at supervised sites such as parks, churches, playgrounds and community centers.

Depending on the site, a lunch, dinner, or snack will be provided. Some locations also host summer activities.

To find a site, text “FoodIL” to 877877, visit or call 1-800-359-2163. You can also visit

Meals, which consist of one lunch and one snack, will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The federal Summer Food Service Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. The meals are provided by Quality Catering for Kids.

2022 Summer Food Program sites

Contact sites for details and schedule.


Alpine Hills Park, 4402 Larson Ave.

Beattie Playground, 1251 Rural St.

Bloom Playground, 2901 Pelham Rd

Blackhawk Boys & Girls Club, 330 15th Ave.

Booker Washington Center, 524 Kent St.

Community Life Center of Rockford, 1001 Bishop Washington Ave.

Elliott Playground, 1000 Mill Rd.

Fairground Valley Community Center, 609 Kilburn Ave.

Flodin Boys & Girls Club, 1000 Mill Rd.

Harkins Pool, 910 Acorn St. – Lunch only

Harmon Park, 1952 East Gate Parkway

Highland Park, 3011 Rural St.

Ken Rock Community Ctr., 625 Adams St.

Keye Mallquist Park, 1702 11th St.

Lewis Lemon School, 1993 Mulberry St.

Mandeville Park, 650 Montague Rd.

Northwest Com. Ctr., 1325 N. Johnston Ave.

Orton Keyes Community Center, 633 Ranger St.

Patriot’s Gateway Community Ctr., 615 S. 5th St.

Ridge Park, 3317 Ridge Ave.

St. Elizabeth Com. Ctr. 1536 S. Main St.

Swan Hillman School Park, 3701 Greendale Ave.

Terry Lee Wells Memorial Park’s Haskell Youth Summer Camp, 815 N. Rockton Ave.

United Way Strong Neighborhood House, 908 8th Ave.

YMCA Camp Winnebago, 5804 N. Main St.

YMCA Jr. Achievers Program, 1829 N. Rockton Ave.

YMCA – Outdoor Pavilion, 200 Y Blvd.

Washington Park Community Center, 3617 Delaware St.

Loves Park Sites

YMCA Northeast Branch, 8451 Orth Road

Wantz Park, 600 Clifford Ave.

Machesney Park

Carlson Boys & Girls Club, 7406 Elm Ave.

South Beloit Site

South Beloit Boy’s and Girl’s Club, 1161 Dorr Rd., South Beloit

Boone County

Boone County Health Dept., 1204 Logan Ave., Belvidere (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)

Capron Lions Club 305 East North St.  (Monday 0nly)

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